#Caroline Lucas

Who Are the Runners and Riders for Next Green Party Leader?

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

Natalie Bennett only announced her intention not to restand for the Green Party leadership again this August, but inevitably, the speculation about who would take over has already begun. With that in mind, let's look at some of the runners and riders for the next leadership ballot

Cameron Ducks Grammar Test For 10 Yr-Olds

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Politics

David Cameron has refused to answer a grammar test faced by 11-year-olds - and in the process suggested his own private education wasn’t up to scrat...

Tory Ministers Have Failed Our Steel Industry - It's Time for a Low-Carbon Industrial Strategy With Steel at Its Heart

Caroline Lucas | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

Time is now of the essence. And the Prime Minister's reluctance to contemplate public ownership shows yet again a government putting misguided ideology above practical support for an industry - and communities - in need.

The Immigration Bill Shows How Parliament Needs to Up Its Scrutiny Game

Caroline Lucas | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

This is no way to make legislation. Ministers should be open and honest with MPs and peers about their intentions, so that they can be properly challenged. I will continue to do all I can to make that happen.

Dear Labour MPs, Where Were You?

Amy Kenyon | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Politics
Amy Kenyon

Time is running short for what many feel to be the UK's greatest postwar achievement. We hope you will stand with us, and help us to stand with you.

Louise Ridley

We Asked Famous Women All The Questions Men Get Asked

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK

Paloma Faith doesn't do chat-up lines, Pixie Lott's boyfriend does all the cooking while presenter Jameela Jamil says she's never been in a fight ("Pe...

If We Leave Europe, Women's Hard-won Rights and Freedoms Will Be at Risk

Caroline Lucas | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

On this day it seems appropriate, given the ongoing debate about Britain's membership of the EU, to reflect on the hard-won rights and freedoms women have achieved through the European Union - and the risks to gender equality inherent in leaving Europe.

Leaving the EU Risks Dirty Beaches in Britain, Endangering Our Wildlife and Scuppering the Fight Against Climate Change

Caroline Lucas | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

Every summer, at the first hint of blue skies and sunshine, the beach in my constituency in Brighton fills up with people who have travelled from far and wide to enjoy the beautiful seaside. The scenes on those days are replicated across the country. We are people who, despite the inconsistent weather and chilly water - like to be beside the sea. It's easy to forget that bathing in British waters was a hazardous activity not so long ago and that it was action from the EU which cleaned up the coastline.

The Great Train Robbery - Why This Government Is Mugging Us Off

Kylie Barton | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Politics
Kylie Barton

We, the commuters, look forward to hearing more about these trials, and plead with parliament to take The Railway Bill seriously, we have had enough.

Why I Joined Junior Doctors on the Picket Line This Morning

Caroline Lucas | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

This morning I joined Junior Doctors on their picket line outside of St Thomas' Hospital - just across the river from the Houses of Parliament. Like thousands of their colleagues across the country these men and women had taken the difficult decision to go on strike for the first time because the Government has continued to treat them with contempt... The Government must rethink the way they're treating our NHS. As a start they should negotiate with the doctors in good faith, and put forward the offer of a contract that is fair and works for staff and patients alike. Until then then I'll continue to stand in solidarity with the junior doctors as they fight for what's right.

Graeme Demianyk

Bernie Sanders' UK-Based Brother: Labour Will Bring Corbyn Down

HuffingtonPost.com | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 27.12.2015 | UK Politics

The British-based brother of socialist US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders fears Jeremy Corbyn will not be elected Prime Minister in the UK because...

'We Need A Progressive Alliance With Labour To Beat The Tories' Says Caroline Lucas

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Politics

A progressive alliance of Labour, Lib Dems and Greens should be formed to take on the Tories in the 2020 General Election, Caroline Lucas has claimed....

Stop the War Coalition: Comparing Isis To Hitler Is Wrong And We Are The Victims Of A Smear Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Politics

It is wrong to compare so-called Islamic State with Adolf Hitler, the Stop the War Coalition claimed today as it attacked MPs with “little grasp of ...

Caroline Lucas Quits Stop The War Coalition In Light Of Paris Attack Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Politics

Green MP Caroline Lucas has quit as patron of the controversial Stop the War Coalition after the group claimed Paris had "reaped the whirlwind of west...

Stop The War Protest: 'This is a war that doesn't even have the support of the Daily Mail.'

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Politics

Stop the War convener Lindsey German tonight told hundreds of protestors she is “ashamed” that Tony Benn’s son, Hilary, is “leading the drive ...

Caroline Lucas Says We Should Sanction Saudi Arabia Instead Of Bombing Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK

Caroline Lucas has lashed out at supporters of military action in Syria during a debate with Labour MP Mary Creagh on Tuesday's episode of BBC Daily P...

Air Strikes Would Only Harm Our Chances of a Diplomatic Solution in Syria

Caroline Lucas | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

The debate in the House of Commons was thorough, and the horror and revulsion at recent atrocities in Syria, Paris, Beirut and elsewhere is shared by MPs from across the political divide. Yet I have still to see any evidence to suggest that UK bombing Isis targets in Syria is likely to increase our security here in Britain or help bring about a lasting peace in the region in question - to the contrary, the evidence appears to suggest it would make matters worse.

Caroline Lucas Urges Direct Action To Fight 'Blatant Sexism' Of Marriage Certificates

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK

Caroline Lucas has called on people to correct the "blatant sexism" of marriage certificates through direct action. The Green Party MP, fed up with...

Britain Needs a Truth Committee on Debt

Caroline Lucas | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

The Greek response to the huge challenge of austerity has been courageous and heartening. Because information is power, resistance to austerity has also materialised in the shape of a 'Truth Committee on Public Debt' set up in response to mounting economic challenges in Greece. Greeks aren't alone in facing damaging cutbacks. In Britain austerity is biting - and the Autumn Statement is set to bring with it a new round of cuts that even Tory councils are opposing. In the face of a continued Government obsession with the rolling back of the state I believe it's time Britain had a Committee on Debt Truth of our own.

An Effective Counter Terrorism Strategy Must Uphold the Sanctity of the Law

Caroline Lucas | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

The Government has refused to publish the legal basis for action, creating a legal and accountability vacuum. Without our legal challenge it's impossible to determine whether the decision to execute to British men- and what that signifies in terms of Government policy - meets the robust conditions set out in international and domestic law.

The Government's Failure to Clearly Spell Out the Kill Policy Is Unlawful and Threatens the Bedrock of British Democracy

Omran Belhadi | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Politics
Omran Belhadi

The 'targeted killing' policy is a seductive one - it promises accuracy and zero civilian casualties. Yet the US experience shows this to be false... With US military figures now warning their programme has been a failure, the PM's unilateral decision to adopt this model is truly bizarre.

Bombing Islamic State, But Refusing Europe's Refugees: The UK Prefers Weaponry to Refuge

Neil Durkin | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

If the UK's airstrikes on Syrian targets lead to civilian deaths, panic and further refugee flows, who will be expected to look after those new refugees? Not Britain, presumably.

To Protect Workers' Rights We Must Campaign to Stay in the EU

Caroline Lucas | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

The EU is, as it stands, a real brake on further attacks on our rights. EU rules mean that we're not forced to work more than 48 hours per week, that we're entitled to four weeks paid holiday and that part time and agency workers are entitled to equal pay and conditions. Indeed at the heart of EU rules -written into the Charter of Fundamental Rights - is the right to strike.

Caroline Lucas: We Must Stay In The EU, Regardless Of What Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party Says

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Politics

Green MP Caroline Lucas is calling on trade unionists to back staying in the EU ahead of a crucial vote on whether workers should campaign to leave. ...

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 ...