#Caroline Lucas

Lib Dems And Greens Form Anti-Tory Progressive Alliance In Brighton

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Politics

A loose progressive alliance is emerging ahead of the general election, after the Lib Dems decided not to stand against Caroline Lucas in Brighton Pav...

Ukip Accused Of 'Full Throttled' Islamophobia After Pledging To Ban The Veil

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK

Ukip has been accused of “full throttled Islamophobia” over its new “integration agenda” that includes a pledge to ban the Muslim face veil. T...

The March Of Renewable Energy Is Unstoppable Even By President Trump

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK
Adnan Al-Daini

President Trump's energy policy is doomed to failure as it comes into collision with economic reality. The advance of renewable energy sources is now unstoppable. So here is my prediction: the keystone pipeline will not get built and new coal mines will not be opened in the US or anywhere else in the world.

Mandatory Sex And Relationships Education Is A Victory For Campaigners And Young Women Everywhere

Caroline Lucas | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

all women everywhere This victory shows that persistent, heartfelt campaigning from people who really care can make a difference to people's lives. In these difficult times - where populism dominates our politics - there are shards of light piercing the darkness.

Theresa May's Disgraceful Cowardice Has Let Britain Down - Join Us In Standing Up To Trump's Tyranny

Caroline Lucas | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

Let's be clear about what is happening right now, and Britain's role in it. A US President is banning people coming to his country because of their religion. Those fleeing persecution and violence - often because of conflicts the West has been involved in - are being denied a safe haven. The world's greatest power is gripped by the politics of fear and division - and risks sliding into an even darker place. There is only one way to respond to Trump's hate: condemnation. But what have we seen from the Government? Theresa May avoided the question altogether.

The Future Of The Green Investment Bank Is In Peril

Caroline Lucas | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

With 2016 the hottest year on record, a climate-sceptic in the White House, and our (far from perfect) national climate targets in real danger, now is not the time to break up one of the UK most significant investors in clean, renewable energy.

Greens Deny £250,000 Offer Skewed Richmond Decision

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Politics

The Green Party has vehemently denied its candidate stepped aside in the Richmond Park by-election following the offer of £250,000 by a wealthy poten...

Raising My Disabled Son Changed My Idea Of Being A Father - And What It Means To Love

Jonathan Bartley | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan Bartley

bmm banner.jpg Being the father of a child with a disability has profoundly challenged me. But it has also profoundly changed me. It has even led to being the first leader of a political party in the UK to job share, with our MP Caroline Lucas, so I can continue to support, love, and learn from, my son. It has changed my idea of being a father. But also what is means to love. How we define success. My values. My outlook. And with my hand on my heart, I am convinced I am the richer for it.

One Clear Action Our Government Can Take To End Violence Against Women: Closing Yarl's Wood

Sarah Cope | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Politics
Sarah Cope

Today, as people across the globe will come together for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, there is one very clear action our Government can take to show it is serious about rejecting Trump's attitudes to women - closing Yarl's Wood immigration detention centre.

Trump's Election Creates A Gaping Uncertainty Over How We Now Take On Climate Change

Jonathan Bartley | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan Bartley

The facts are irrefutable: a dangerous racist who is openly misogynistic is now president of the most powerful country in the world. What is more, Trump has repeatedly denied climate change and his election creates a gaping uncertainty over how we now take on the greatest single threat we all face. But instead of giving way to fear, now is the time to organise.

The Government Should Be Doubling Down On Our Clean Energy Transition

Caroline Lucas | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

It is time the government got a grip. If it is not willing to admit defeat on airport expansion - yet - it is even more imperative that it doubles down on the UK's clean energy transition. Failure to do so would mean not even paying lip service to the already highly dubious claims that we can expand aviation while remaining within our national carbon budgets.

Where Now For Britain's Relationship With Europe?

Caroline Lucas | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

I accept that the British people made this choice on 23 June. But on the other hand, as an MP elected to stand up for what I believe in - for social, economic and environmental justice - I find the prospect of Brexit genuinely frightening. It is my belief that Britain would be better off if we stayed in the EU - and that my constituents face real risks of us leaving.

Caroline Lucas' Lone But Brutal Attack On Southern Rail Is Hilarious

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK

Caroline Lucas launched a fierce attack at Conservative ministers last night for their refusal to strip Southern Rail of franchises worth tens of mill...

Green Party Leadership Job Share Is A Hopeful Sign For Disabled People Like Me

Clare Phipps | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Politics
Clare Phipps

Congratulations to them both for their term job sharing leadership of the Party, and here's to making our workplaces, including those within politics, more flexible and inclusive for those with caring or parental responsibilities, as well as for disabled people like me.

Eight Things We Learnt From Green Party Conference

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

Greens have had some time to return, recover, and reflect on the party's Autumn Conference in Birmingham last weekend. So here's some thoughts from a (relative) Green conference veteran.

Delaying The Ratification Of The Paris Agreement Is A Dangerous And Reckless Approach To The Most Important Issue Of Our Time

Caroline Lucas | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

In Parliament today, I asked the Prime Minister if she will commit to ratifying the agreement before the follow up negotiations in November of this year. She sidestepped the question and refused to give a firm date. With 2016 set to be the hottest year on record, this casual approach is at odds with ever more serious warnings about the severity of the climate crisis.

The NEC Commands Nothing Less Than Total Obedience To The Party - Labour Founders Must Be Turning In Their Graves

Sophie McKeand | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Politics
Sophie McKeand

Jeremy Corbyn is a politician in England who I believe in, which is why I then paid the extortionate and exclusive fee of £25 to vote in the second leadership election. This time I received a letter from Iain McNicol, General Secretary of The Labour Party, explaining, 'A panel of the National Executive Committee (NEC) has considered your application, and has decided to reject it on the grounds that you tweeted in support of the Green Party on 8th May 2015'.

Caroline Lucas: Electoral Reform Would Be a 'Red Line' In Pact Talks With Labour

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

Lucas made the comments as figures from Labour, the Lib Dems and the Greens came together at the Green Party's Autumn Conference for a discussion on the prospect of a 'progressive alliance' for the next General Election - a key plank of the Brighton Pavilion MP and Jonathan Bartley's leadership bid.

Green Party Welcomes Call By Jeremy Corbyn Ally For 'Progressive Alliance'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Politics

The Green Party has welcomed calls from a shadow cabinet ally of Jeremy Corbyn for Labour to work more closely with its MP Caroline Lucas. Writing in ...

Who Are the Green Party Leadership Candidates?

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

The low-level (and good natured) state of the Green race is not for lack of candidates - there are seven potential victors, or six leadership 'options', with Lambeth's Jonathan Bartley and Brighton-based Caroline Lucas MP running on a joint ticket...

After Brexit, What Next for Britain's Youth?

Amelia Womack | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Amelia Womack

Currently, the EU provides billions in funding for our Higher Education institutions; gives vital support to Further Education; enables young people to live and study across the continent; and creates jobs and training opportunities. Brexit does not need to mean the end for youth opportunity, but there is a great deal of work to be done to ensure that our futures are not damaged by it.

If 'Take Back Control' Is to Mean Anything, We Need PR

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

Today, there's a chance for politicians on all sides to listen to the result of June 23rd, and to deal with the task at hand in these turbulent times. Let's make the phrase 'take back control' really mean something.

Labour's 'Position' on Trident Is Indefensible

Caroline Lucas | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

Instead of complaining about the parliamentary procedure, or keeping quiet, those of us who believe in a nuclear weapons-free Britain should be making our case heard - within our parties and to the wider world. Ultimately we'll only build a nuclear weapons-free world if we're willing to make a stand and lead the way.

Why the Chilcot Report Must Not 'Put to Bed' the Iraq War

Caroline Lucas | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

Over the coming weeks and months MPs and experts will be poring over the detail of what is in John Chilcot's report. I have all twelve volumes sitting on my desk right now and I aim to read as much as possible. It's crucial that this report doesn't 'put to bed' the Iraq War. The families of the British troops and Iraqi civilians who died deserve better than that. Instead this moment should be a springboard for making the changes needed to ensure that there is never another unjustified and bloody intervention like the one we embarked upon in Iraq thirteen years ago.

Caroline Lucas Calls Tony Blair A 'War Criminal' At Stop The War Protest

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK

Caroline Lucas called Tony Blair a "war criminal" at a demonstration held in London today as the Chilcot report into the Iraq War was finally released...