Caroline Lucas

Caroline Lucas


MP for Brighton Pavilion, former leader and co-leader of @TheGreenParty, Mum

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Pleased to be part of the new @march_change  campaign for a #CovidSecureUK  to: 📉Minimise transmission 👍Ensure Test & Trace led locally 🚫Catch new cases at UK entry points ✅Reopen the economy sustainably More info & petition:

An accelerating #ClimateEmergency  & Cumbria councillors approve a new coal mine? 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♂️ Councillors from all the bigger parties voted in favour of this. What is it about the climate crisis they don’t understand?

The public health consequences of this raise so many questions How many contacts of these *missing* 16,000 have been unknowingly spreading the virus? When will the Govt deliver a functional test & trace system? Why is Dido Harding still in her job?

Ministers have failed to account for £3bn spent on private contracts since lockdown Huge sums have been handed over to private companies with no discernible expertise & often with political connections to Government We need to know what they’re hiding

Government just voted with majority of 53 to strip amendment 16 from #AgricultureBill , which would have safeguarded food standards in trade deals - demonstrating beyond doubt that their promises are totally utterly & completely worthless - even when enshrined in their manifesto👇

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As @GeorgeMonbiot ⁩ says in this excoriating account, “if you are not incandescent with rage, you haven’t grasped the scale of what has been done to us”👇

Heartbreaking - and for what? A monstrous railway line wasting billions & destroying irreplaceable nature so business people can travel slightly faster (post Covid less relevant than ever) - a zombie project kept alive by a pusillanimous Parliament

Boris Johnson really doesn't have a clue. His #Covid  strategy is to - ignore the science - bully regional leaders - deny people adequate support - blame them for not following his own confusing rules This is not a strategy for overcoming the virus #PMQs 

With @GoodLawProject ⁩, I’m taking legal action over secret #Covid  contracts If this were just about misuse of public money, it’d be bad enough. But it’s also about ministers being accountable to MPs over biggest public health crisis in a century👇

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The BBC asked me if Trump's actions can be explained by a lack of experience. No, it's because he's a racist bigot. #StandUpToTrump 

Just urged the Prime Ministers to give 16/17 year olds a vote on June 8th. @AngusRobertson  agreed. RT if you do too.

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Around 100,000 Tory party members have inflicted on us a prime minister with a record of bigotry, racism, lying and incompetence #BorisJohnson  This is not democracy This is #NotInOurName 

Ah, just found the trapdoor to No Deal. Clause 30 - if the Government doesn’t propose an extension to the transition, MPs have no say, & therefore if negotiations on future relationship unfinished by end of December next year, we’re out - it’s #NoDeal 

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PM really did just say “I’m proud of our record” on #Covid19  Would that be the record of having highest excess deaths in Europe? Or being worst hit in Europe for percentage increase in deaths? With test & trace still not fully up & running, this beggars belief #PMQs 

Absolutely beggars belief In what world does it make sense - having declared a #ClimateEmergency  - to make measures to address the emergency more expensive? VAT on solar-battery systems to rise from 5% to 20%, while tax on coal will stay at lower rate

Just asked PM if she'll meet inspiring climate activist in Parliament in 2 weeks' time. Greta has met the Pope, spoken at Davos & received Nobel Peace Prize nomination. Seems PM still needs a bit more persuading. RT if you think she should meet. #strike4climate 

Just for the avoidance of doubt: The Tories dutifully trooping through the No lobbies right now are voting *against* an amendment that says its aim is to “protect the right for unaccompanied child refugees to be reconciled with their family after Brexit”. Words fail me...

Matt Hancock how dare you try to deflect blame for inadequate PPE supplies by insinuating overuse by NHS staff is the problem Lecturing them that it’s a “precious resource” is unforgivable -those putting lives on line know its value -get your act together

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