Caroline Lucas

Hundreds Of Brits Are Pledging To Offer Their Homes To Syrians

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK

Hundreds of Britons are calling on the government to take in more refugees, with some even offering their homes as the numbers being taken in remains ...

Jeremy Corbyn's Shadow Cabinet: Could Diane Abbott Be Shadow Home Secretary?

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 30.08.2015 | UK Politics

When the Labour leadership race began in June, Jeremy Corbyn struggled to get the 35 nominations from fellow MPs he needed to get on the ballot paper....

An Ethical and Effective Global Drugs Policy Is at Last on the Horizon

Molly Meacher | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Politics
Molly Meacher

The United Nations will have a Special Session on global drug policy next April and will begin discussions next month in New York. Our Guidance on Interpreting the Drug Conventions, published today, sets out an entirely new vision for global drug policy. The first step is to abandon the hopeless objective of creating a drug free world.

Burnham: Review Ban On Blood Donation By Gay Men

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 09.08.2015 | UK Politics

Andy Burnham has called for a review of the ban on sexually active gay men from donating blood to the NHS, declaring ‘sexuality shouldn’t be the i...

The First 100 Days of Conservative Rule Have Been Grim for Anyone Who Cares About Securing a Safe Climate for Our Children and Grandchildren

Caroline Lucas | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

As we look back on the first 100 days of this Government, many politicians, businesses and campaigners are also looking forward - with just four months to go until world leaders meet in Paris to agree a deal on climate change... Yet the first 100 days of Conservative rule have been grim for anyone who cares about securing a safe climate for our children and grandchildren.

Gay Man Reveals 'Guilt And Shame' Of Being Banned From Giving Blood

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK

The government's "draconian" restrictions on gay men donating blood must be reviewed, according to a campaign backed by MPs, national charities and St...

Cameron Says His Government Is Greenest Ever, As He Scraps Another Energy Saving Scheme

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Owen Bennett | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Politics

On the day David Cameron repeated his claim the the Tories have been the greenest government ever, the Government axed a scheme to make homes more ene...

Why Harriet's Welfare Betrayal Requires Drastic Action

Ben Moore | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Politics
Ben Moore

It's 11:18 on the evening of Tuesday 20 July and I've just read that George Osborne's Welfare Bill has passed through the House of Commons in the face...

PSHE: The Missing Link

Fiona Smith | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK
Fiona Smith

The UK is shockingly behind other developed countries in terms of children's health outcomes, with five more children dying per day than in Sweden. So many health issues facing our children are preventable - yet the Government has just cut £200 million from public health spending and with it many of the resources we need to educate children about their health.

Daily Telegraph Bows To Pressure From Green MP Over 'Highly Offensive' Headline

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK

Britain's sole Green MP has attacked The Daily Telegraph for publishing a "highly offensive" headline and picture on a blog post she wrote for the pap...

Make Classes That Could Protect Kids Against Sex Abuse Compulsory, Says MP

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK

The UK's only Green Party MP says children must be taught to fight the threat of sexual abuse from figures like Jimmy Savile through compulsory Person...

Dark Days for Democracy in Greece

Caroline Lucas | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

Against the will of the Greek people, and in spite of the plain economic facts, EU ministers and the IMF are inflicting ever more pain on a country that's already been utterly devastated by austerity. The latest announcements from Eurozone chiefs make for grim reading.

Budget 2015 Does Not Deliver a Caring Britain

Natalie Bennett | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Today George Osborne squandered a huge opportunity. He could have learned the lessons that led to the economic crisis, started to build a fair and sustainable economy and given Britain the tools it needs to help in the fight against climate change. Instead his backwards priorities led him to sacrifice the poor and the planet in the name of a "long-term economic plan" that is failing to secure our future.

Heathrow Might Have Been His Answer, but Davies Was Asking the Wrong Question

Caroline Lucas | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

The proposed new runway isn't just bad news for people living nearby - it's extremely damaging to our efforts to meet our climate change targets... What Davies hasn't set out in his 344 page report is that there are genuine alternatives to airport expansion.

Lancashire's Vote Against Fracking Proves We Can Win the Fight for Action on Climate Change

Natalie Bennett | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

This rejection is worth celebrating, but we must not stop campaigning until there is a complete ban on the practice in Britain. Only then can we turn a corner in terms of our energy mix, to focus it on renewables. What we know now is that the fight for climate action can be won.

To Stop This Government's Worst Instincts, Progressives Must Work Together

Caroline Lucas | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

Britain is under attack. The Government is waging war on those who need support, taking out our hard won workplace rights and removing our right to privacy. But, in the face of such an assault, it's vital we fight back. Progressives both inside and outside of parliament must work together to defeat these latest proposals and, crucially, start our own radical democratic offensive. I have no doubt that MPs from across the political spectrum share my commitment to building a fairer greener future - it's time we put our differences aside and work together to that end.

Calls For Electoral Reform Have United Some Unusual Political Rivals

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Politics

Calls for a change in the electoral system are growing stronger following yesterday’s General Election results - and have united some rather unusual...

They Were Right Russell - You Are a Complete Phoney

Mark Flanagan | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Flanagan

I suspect, like many, I was suckered in by Blair and by how he let us all down. Of course I might be wrong but expect an emotional outpouring of grief from Brand in two or three years about how Miliband did the same to him. Russell... the changes you claim to want to see... 'it ain't gunna happen'.

Why Young People Should Think Twice Before Voting for the Green Party

Amelia-Rose Tighe | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Amelia-Rose Tighe

It is clear that the Green Party have made unattainable promises to young people; abolishing tuition fees and better employment prospects are just the first few of a very long list. The policies right at the heart of their manifesto promise only one thing - inconceivable damage to the future of young people

Listen To John Humphrys Call Natalie Bennett 'Caroline Lucas' By Mistake

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Politics

Green party leader Natalie Bennett has laughed off being called by the wrong name in an interview on BBC Radio 4's Today programme this morning. Ve...

The Treasury Must End Our Addiction to Fossil Fuels and Get Behind Clean Energy

Caroline Lucas | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

Climate change threatens everything we hold dear, even if you're an economist. The business case for boosting investment in renewables and energy efficiency is incredibly compelling. Yet still the Chancellor seems hell-bent on hitching our economy to the dirty energy infrastructure of the past. So here's what's topping my wish list on George's Big Day: let's put politics aside and have a cross party statement on the risk of climate change to the UK economy. What a sweet surprise that would be - and what true political leadership it would demonstrate.

Poll Reveals That LGBT Students Are Voting Green

Eve Hartley | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eve Hartley

For now the Green party are an obvious choice for students wanting change. Fears of climate change and the scrapping of tuition fees, social welfare policies, high representation of women and LGBT candidates are all reasons why.

Green Party Leader Backed By Party's MP

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Politics

Green MP Caroline Lucas has moved to support party leader Natalie Bennett, amid suggestions of a rift between the two women. Last week, Bennett was...

At Least The Greens Don't Seem Afraid Of Getting Into Bed With The SNP

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK

The Greens are hoping to build a so-called ‘progressive alliance' with the SNP, it will be announced today. At a spring conference in Liverpool ...

A Step Forward on Sex and Relationship Education Is Long Overdue

Caroline Lucas | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

In the past, voices calling for improved Sex Ed in schools have found themselves drowned out. But the debate is shifting because it's plain that a significant number of our kids are being let down. A step forward is long overdue. It's time to shake the sand from our ears, take a collective breath, and check our classroom compass. We must equip our kids them with the tools they need for life - keeping them ignorant puts them at risk. Our children deserve the very best education. And our teachers deserve the very best support in giving it to them.