Caroline Lucas

Caroline Lucas


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

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I support the call by 20 leading academics for Home Secretary@patel4witham  to provide guardianship for all trafficked and unaccompanied children These young people deserve stability and care in order to recover and have a #stablefuture  @ECPATUK 

With Royal Assent for EU Withdrawal Agreement Act, we are throwing away the right to work, study, live & love in 27 countries A moment of huge regret But the start of the fight to hold on to European values, to redistribute power in UK & build a better, more equal society

Today’s debate on assisted dying is much-needed The current law is causing real problems for terminally ill people, their families & professionals We need an independent inquiry so views of those most affected can be heard #CompassionIsNotACrime 

The prime minister’s promise of no more money for coal is hollow greenwash when UK export finance for oil & gas deals rose 5-fold in 2018/19 We’re hosting the UN climate summit @ukcop26  in November while fuelling dirty energy around the world This is not climate leadership

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The hypocrisy of the government’s position is breathtaking The PM boasted that a string of investment deals from the UK Africa summit would promote clean energy - but my questions reveal that in fact they promote yet more fossil fuels #ClimateHypocrisy 

Sixth forms and FE colleges have suffered some of the worst cuts & urgently need more ££ Govt must #RaisetheRate  to at least £4,760 per student to support brilliant institutions like @varndean  & @BHASVIC  This answer from @educationgovuk  minister is not good enough @SFCA_info 

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Heading to Birmingham soon to observe the UK's first Parliament-backed citizens’ assembly on climate I hope it will mark a pivotal moment in our politics Here’s why I believe assemblies have a vital role to play in tackling the #ClimateEmergency 

Strong piece by @payal350  & very timely ahead of this weekend's #ClimateAssemblyUK 'While Australia burns & communities all over the world are facing consequences of the climate crisis, Davos-style meetings will never give us the answers we need.'

Excited to be about to observe UK’s first major parliament-backed #ClimateAssemblyUK  It’s vital that transition to zero carbon society is done with people, not to them Big thanks to 110 participants & everyone giving advice & support @NetZeroUK ⁩

So glad that @ChiefExecCCC  focussed on importance of *consumption* emissions - our total climate footprint including emissions embedded in imports - not just emissions within UK Note to Ministers: we can’t “solve” #climatecrisis  by off-shoring responsibility #ClimateAssemblyUK 

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No Boris Johnson, you do *not* have a “powerful people’s mandate” for your miserable Brexit deal A majority of people voted for parties which opposed that deal and were pledging to put it back to the people in a second referendum

MPs had more time to debate the Wild Animals in Circuses Act (affecting 19 animals) than they will to decide the future of 65 million people 🐪👩‍👩‍👧‍👦🦓 It’s hard to think of anything which better illustrates this Govt’s contempt for people, Parliament & democracy #Brexit 

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 

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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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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If this exit poll is right, it’s a devastating blow for our climate, for future generations and for our democracy. It’s not just our relationship with the EU that will dominate the next few months, it will be our relationship with Scotland too

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

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