Caroline Lucas

Supporters Gather For Green MP's Fracking Protest Court Case

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK

Green MP Caroline Lucas wanted to send a clear message to the Government that fracking "was not needed or wanted" when she was arrested during protest...

A Fresh Look at Our Drug Laws Is the First Step Towards a Sane, Evidence-Based Policy

Caroline Lucas | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

Every day the media present us with examples of the miserable failure of the "war on drugs". Yet the government presses on with the prohibition approach, refusing to acknowledge the obvious reality that it's not working.

Power to the People?

Caroline Lucas | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

Unquestionably, major transformation of the way the UK generates its heat and power is essential... But the long-awaited Community Energy Strategy, published this week by the Department for Energy and Climate Change, represents small steps towards that future at a time when we need giant leaps.

Animal Welfare: Why We Must All Work Together

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

It's time ladies and gentlemen to all join ranks and fight puppy farming so that every single one of us is proudly part of positive change for animal welfare, and the world will be reminded once again of the nation of animal lovers we proudly once were before we preferred to exploit them by painful greed and unnecessary suffering.

Why COP19 Fell Woefully Short of the Urgent Action We Need

Caroline Lucas | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

History was made at the UN climate talks last week - not by the achievement of a breakthrough in negotiations, unfortunately, but by the unprecedented walk-out by 800 civil society groups and trade unions. Citing the appalling lack of ambition and commitment manifest at the 19th yearly session of the global climate change conference, NGOs blamed the lobbying from fossil fuel companies for impeding progress at the talks.

Greenest Government Ever? Now That's What I Call Crap

Natalie Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

One dictionary defines "crap" as vulgar slang for "something of extremely poor quality". That's a fair description for this government's pledge to be "the greenest government ever" - and of its energy policy, or rather failure to match the urgent need to have an energy policy.

Caroline Lucas' Fracking Protest 'Inspired By Gandhi'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK

Gandhi was the inspiration behind Caroline Lucas' 'non-violent' protest against fracking, the Green MP said today, as a court ruled she must face tria...

Greenest Government Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK

Britain's first ever Green Party MP has savaged David Cameron's claim to lead the "greenest government ever". Caroline Lucas told HuffPost UK the c...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Mili Vs Mandy

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on 26 September 2013... 1) MILI VS MANDY The backlash against Ed Miliband’s announcement in Brighton, that a ...

Caroline Lucas Charged Over Fracking Protest

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas will be prosecuted for her role in anti-fracking demonstrations, the Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed. She wil...

Arms Dealers Making a Killing at DSEI in London

Paul Mills | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Politics
Paul Mills

An arms dealer suited and booted in formal black tie walked side-by-side with an injured serviceman on crutches as they entered East London's Troxy Hall for a large charity dinner. It was a curious sight; I couldn't help but wonder whether the two exchanged small talk before being seated. "Shrapnel from a cluster bomb? Decent weapon that one!"...

MPs Undergo Work Capability Assessments

Alan Cairns | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Politics
Alan Cairns

Mental health charity Rethink challenged MPs to undergo mock Work Capability Assessments (WCA) on Wednesday, dubbed MP Capability Assessments (MPCA). The charity claims the real-life assessments, which determine whether or not someone continues to receive Employment and Support Allowance, are unfair to people with mental health problems.

The Lobbying Bill - We Have a Long Way to Go Yet...

Robert Barrington | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Politics
Robert Barrington

The government's Lobbying Bill has come in for intensive criticism in recent weeks - and for good reason. We at Transparency International think it is an unusually poor piece of draft legislation, and ahead of the second reading last week prepared a briefing outlining how the Bill could be improved.

Sinister Lobbying Bill Would Gag Campaigning Voices

Caroline Lucas | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

The 'Lobbying Bill', due its second reading today, would have horrifying implications for the way politics - and political campaigning - are practised in this country. Outrageously, it would suppress a range of legitimate voices, while doing very little to expose the murky world of lobbying.

Vital That Prime Minister Publishes Legal Advice on Syria

Caroline Lucas | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

It is vital that MPs' deliberations are informed by all relevant information, and based on sound legal grounding. I have therefore written to the Prime Minister, calling on him to publish the legal opinion that he will have sought on military action, and to place this before MPs in advance of the vote.

The Only Thing the Residents of Balcombe Hate More Than Fracking Is Anti-Fracking Demonstrators

Matthew Phillips | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Politics
Matthew Phillips

I agree emphatically with the cause of the protesters. Really I do! I simply question their methods and, 'frackly', I can't imagine anything worse than super-gluing myself to a fence. If fracking does indeed become a permanent feature of UK energy policy and production, it is likely to bore thousands of large holes into our 'green and pleasant land'.

Caroline Lucas Arrested At Anti-Fracking Protest

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Politics

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas was arrested today at an anti-fracking protest in Balcombe, West Sussex. The arrest came as police attempted to move ...

Calling All Online Animal Lovers

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

The DEFRA (government's) response we received after collecting 10,000 signatures was so weak, pathetic, spineless, and utterly predictable it didn't even deserve a reply, so basically we need to find another 52,000 animal loving signatures in just 4.5 weeks.

Page 3 Is Not All About the Boobs

Marcela Kunova | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marcela Kunova

Since the Green MP Caroline Lucas gave a recent speech about media sexism in Parliament, the press and internet have been inundated with opinion pieces, blog posts, and forum discussions. But more often than not our politicians, journalists, and bloggers have simply retread the same old ground.

David Dinsmore Lets Slip That Page 3 Is 'For Titillation'

Stephanie Davies-Arai | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Davies-Arai

David Dinsmore, new Editor of the Sun newspaper, has stated that Page 3 will stay and has given this reason for continuing the feature: 'It's a good way of selling newspapers'.

Support, Don't Punish, on 'World Drug Day'

Jason Reed | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

As the UN celebrated the rather insidious International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, a day that has in the past been malevolently marked by executions, a counter voice resonated across the globe thanks to the Support Don't Punish campaign.

Dave Needs to Say Yes to No More Page 3

Victoria Sadler | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Politics
Victoria Sadler

The No More Page 3 campaign is gathering pace at an extraordinary rate. It is in the right place at the right time. Public concern over easy access to sexualised imagery, and the influence of this on the psychology of children, has never been higher.

The Real Great British Porn Experiment Began in 1970

Stephanie Davies-Arai | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Tech
Stephanie Davies-Arai

The real great British porn experiment actually began in 1970 when an image previously described as 'porn', available only within age-restricted publications on the top shelf, was first placed in a mass circulation non age-restricted daily newspaper.

David Cameron Rejects Calls For The Sun To Be Banned From Parliament

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has rejected calls for The Sun newspaper to be banned from parliament. During prime minister's questions on Wednesday, Green MP Carol...

The Week That Was: A Time and Place

Carla Buzasi | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

We are all living through history; that much is certain. There are, however, specific times or incidents when it is possible to imagine the school lessons in decades to come, when pupils will be studying with rabid intensity the very events unfolding around us right now. The saga of Prism, or the saga of Edward Snowden as Hollywood will surely repackage it, has to be one such event. With a script to rival a new Bourne movie, the 'spy story of the age' as the Guardian prefix it, has all the hallmarks of a milestone in global history.