#Caroline Lucas

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...

Green Leadership Election: Whose Likely to Lead Us Well?

Aimee Challenor | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Politics
Aimee Challenor

The campaigning period for the Green Party of England and Wales internal elections is now upon us. The campaign period will be running throughout July, with the vote being conducted between the 25th of July, and the 25th of August. So that the results may be announced at the Green Party's Autumn Conference in Birmingham on the 2nd of September.

EU Referendum: Fisheries and Farming Policies Will Remain Under Democratic Control If We Stay 'In'

Natalie Bennett | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

They're better off in the EU, as we're better off with stronger policies for sustainable agriculture and fisheries to secure our future food supply that come from being part of the EU where these industries are a central part of political concerns.

Take It From a Party That Has Always Said No to the Privatisation of Our NHS - Our Health Service Is Better Off If We Stay in the EU

Caroline Lucas | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

The use of the NHS as a political football in this campaign is sickening. Amid such bluster it's hard to discern what's right but I'm convinced that being a member of the European Union is the best bet for our most treasured public service.

Why We're Running to Be Co-Leaders of the Green Party

Jonathan Bartley | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan Bartley

For us the power of working together is about job sharing, harnessing the power of collective action at the grassroots of our party and starting a democratic revolution. Time is up for the two-party system - we want to seize this moment to create a new kind of politics that can in turn reclaim and reshape Britain - addressing both the cost of living crisis and the quality of life crisis too.

Leaving the EU Would Be an Act of Self-Inflicted Environmental Vandalism That Would Hurt Young People the Most

Caroline Lucas | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Caroline Lucas

In every corner of Britain the EU is protecting the environment. Towns and cities blighted by air pollution are finally seeing the British Government forced to act to cut the amount of dangerous particles we're breathing. Precious species in the countryside are protected by tough EU laws which stop overzealous development. Our beaches - many of which were too filthy to enjoy not so long ago - are now cleaner, and our once-polluted seas are safer to swim in too. Young people enjoy a cleaner environment than their parents did at their age - but Brexit risks all of this progress.

Cathy Newman And Caroline Lucas Clash Over 'Weak' Women Who Job-Share

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK

Cathy Newman and Caroline Lucas are locked in a clash over plans for the Green MP to job share the leadership of her party, raising questions about ho...

There's Nothing 'Radical' About Wanting to Stay in the EU

Ryan Browne | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Politics
Ryan Browne

The brutal political violence inflicted by the EU on Greece, and the inevitability of expanded globalisation and corrupt trade deals, show us that this dream is not one we can achieve by remaining in the EU. The only way we can truly send the EU a message will be by voting to leave it on the 23rd June.

The EU Referendum: Are You a "Leaver" or a "Remainer"

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

I don't know about you, but I am finding the whole EU referendum business a turn-off. What I find particularly annoying are the reasons presented by ...

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.