Caroline Lucas

Caroline Lucas


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

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'Pro-life' is a misnomer - this is cruelty. The right to choose whether to have a baby or not, to choose what happens to your body, is a fundamental human right. It can't be legislated away. Without #RoeVWade  abortions will happen in dangerous, frightening ways & women will die

How dare @DominicRaab  blame the EU for problems with N.Ireland Protocol. Your Government made it. Own it. #SundayMorning  #Raworth  #Brexit 

This is not a public order bill – it’s a public oppression bill. Will be working cross party again to defeat. Our right to peaceful protest should be protected, not attacked. Shame on Government for bringing back these dangerous proposals #QueensSpeech 

Can’t believe what I’ve just heard in this #QueensSpeech  Housing: plans dropped Human rights: stripped Conversion therapy ban: half-baked Levelling up: hollowed out Climate emergency: utterly ignored This is a Tory Government with no purpose

Excoriating column from @rafaebehr , and he’s spot on This #QueensSpeech  was “38 bills adding up to a campaign for the deferral of serious government, and the prolongation of rule by Johnson for Johnson’s sake”

“Government has underspent its Net Zero budget by a staggering quarter of a billion pounds. Just months after trumpeting “cash” as one of his 4 pledges at #COP26 , PM has filed whole summit away in dusty drawer, never to be seen again” Me for @Independent 👇

Watch this refusal by Minister to answer me on why flights are cheap & trains so expensive - not helped by patronising substitute Tory Cttee Chair shushing me when I dare to do my job holding Govt to account Share if you think we need answers, not obfuscation from the boys 💪

The Global Warming Policy Foundation is not a charity - it's a lobby group for the climate-wrecking fossil fuel industry & should be treated as such I joined others to write to @ChtyCommission  to urge that GWPF should be stripped of charitable status 👇

I’m the second sponsor on this important amendment by @BellRibeiroAddy  👇 This isn’t a public order bill, it’s a public oppression bill – and our right to peaceful protest must be protected

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Shocking report from @Oxfam  today - five of the largest energy companies are making a profit of $2,600 *every second* A #windfalltax  on obscene oil & gas profits is a no-brainer - but we also need a #wealthtax  on the billionaires who run these companies

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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 

Yesterday’s divisive #Rwanda  announcement was made on 1st day of pre-election Purdah rules for local elections. Ministers aren’t meant to make announcements of “new or of a long-term character”.PM breaks law, & continues to corrode & chip away at our democratic standards #resign 

Can we have the full Sue Gray report now please?

Imagine being convicted of an offence but instead of serving a sentence, your mates *arrange* a review of the justice system to let you off scot-free That's what Tories are trying to do. It's a shameful undermining of an independent system of scrutiny to save one of their own

Johnson’s police dress-up might look comical but it’s deeply dangerous, signalling breakdown of vital separation of power in any democracy, placing PM in a directly dictatorial role, undermining both the independence of police & the integrity of his office. It must be called out

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Deeply depressing - our attempt to remove the provisions for mandatory Voter ID have been defeated - so Government succeeds in making it harder for already disenfranchised communities to vote - a “solution” for a problem (voter fraud) that doesn’t exist #ElectionsBill 

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