#Caroline Lucas

Vanity Projects Like HS2 And Trident Prove The Tories Are Not The Party Of Sound Spending

Caroline Lucas | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

Britain has a chance to build an economy that not only meets the challenges of the 21st century head-on but creates a better country in the process. We can do without overpriced fighter jets, nuclear weapons and HS2 - let's not miss this opportunity.

Britain Has A Chance To Lead The Way On Ridding The World Of Nuclear Weapons

Caroline Lucas | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

Imagine what it would mean for Britain's standing in the world if we became the first nuclear weapons state to sign this treaty, and commit to ridding this country of these monstrous weapons of mass destruction. To stop Trident replacement and plough the resources elsewhere is an act of political bravery because it means breaking from this country's imperial past and our history of imposing ourselves on others using our weaponry as a bargaining chip. But Britain is a modern country, without the need to be bound by our history, and we have a real chance to be leading the world at this most pivotal moment.

Caroline Lucas Has Upset The DUP By Calling Them Dinosaurs

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Politics

Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas upset Democratic Unionist Party MPs in the Commons by calling them ‘dinosaurs’. The Brighton Pavilion MP chal...

In A Time Of Two-Party Politics, Are The Greens Still Relevant?

Aimee Challenor | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Politics
Aimee Challenor

The Greens are still relevant and are a worthy progressive force in British politics, we're holding people and parties to account whether it's by calling out the government for bringing the NHS to its knees or fighting an extreme Brexit., we're supporting our allies in other parties when we agree, and we'll always stand up for what matters and fight for an inclusive, tolerant society with a positive vision for a sustainable future.

A Progressive Alliance Is The Last Thing Britain Needs

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

A progressive alliance may be a way of providing an alternative majority in parliament. It may be the only way that Labour and other parties can shoehorn themselves into power. But an inspiring vision that will energise the British public it is not.

Michael Gove Unfit To Serve As Environment Secretary, Says Greens Leader Caroline Lucas

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Politics

Michael Gove is unfit to serve as environment secretary, Green Party leader Caroline Lucas said today. Theresa May’s shock decision to bring the Sur...

Five More Tory Years Could Crush The NHS - The Greens Will Push For A Health Service Fit For The Future

Caroline Lucas | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

Our NHS is truly in a crisis. Despite the best efforts of our amazing healthcare professionals, patients are now bearing the brunt of hospital closures, longer waiting times and bed shortages. The marketisation of healthcare by successive Governments has left us with a fragmented NHS, and consistent underfunding from the Tories has left services under immense pressure.

Tory Net Migration Target Will Cost Treasury £6 Billion, Say Greens

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Politics

Tory plans to cut net migration to 100,000 could cost the Treasury billions, according to the Greens. Co-leader Caroline Lucas will make a speech defe...

Every Vote Counts For The Greens

Amelia Womack | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Politics
Amelia Womack

Every vote for a Green candidate sends a signal that this is what we want. We want to do politics differently. We want a government that believes the best way forward is by working with each other rather than against each other. One that puts the rights of citizens above those of corporations, which ensures that nobody is left behind.

Success Of Progressive Alliance Will Be Down To The Greens, Says Jonathan Bartley

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Politics

Any Progressive Alliance success at next month’s election will be down to Green Party candidates ‘showing leadership’, co-leader Jonathan Bartle...

Greens Pledge To Use Any Seats They Win To 'Transform' Politics

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Politics

The Green Party will push to protect the environment, plug the NHS funding gap by scrapping Trident and give people a second referendum on the terms o...

Watch: The Greens Turn To Satire To Continue Their Line In Quirky Election Ads

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Politics

Two general elections, a referendum and a huge selection of local elections in just two years have made it difficult for political parties to keep the...

Tactical Voting Is Poor Democracy But It's All We Have Right Now

Ian Middleton | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Politics
Ian Middleton

I do that out of pragmatism and the hope that this may knock away at least part of a Tory majority that I feel will be ruinous for this country. It's not a choice I relish, neither is it a choice I want, but in the current ridiculous state of British electoral mechanics, it's the only choice I have left.

Meet The 20-Year-Old Labour Student Who Wants To Unseat Caroline Lucas

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education

The Labour Party has chosen a 20-year-old student to try and unseat Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas in the General Election. Solomon Curtis, a t...

Progressive Alliance Hopes Suffer Fatal Blow After Greens' Furious Attack On Labour

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK

The Green Party has effectively killed off the prospect of a progressive alliance at the General Election, accusing the major parties it hoped to part...

The Government Could Pay You To Ditch Your Diesel For An Electric Car

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Tech

Buried deep within the government’s clean air act there’s a plan to scrap some of the worst diesel cars in the country. The scrappage scheme would...

Government Air Quality Plans 'Woefully Inadequate', Say Campaigners

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Politics

Government plans to tackle air pollution across the country have been branded ‘woefully inadequate’ by leading campaigners. Defra was forced to pu...

Greens Accuse Government Of 'Not Caring' About Air Pollution As Public Transport Costs Soar

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Politics

Public transport prices have soared while the cost of travelling by car has dropped dramatically over the last four decades, new figures have revealed...

Caroline Lucas Says Greens Will Give Voters A Chance To Back Out Of Brexit

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Politics

The Green Party has set out plans to offer voters a chance to change their minds on Brexit by offering a second referendum on any deal negotiated by t...

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.