Caroline Lucas

Caroline Lucas


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

445000 followers  •  5923 follow  •    •   https://t.co/rztDp8fZTO

“Defenders of first past the post can no longer say with a straight face that it provides an inoculation against political extremism – and they can certainly no longer claim it delivers stable government.” Powerful piece from @stephenkb ⁩

Huge thanks #BrightonPavilion  for once more giving me the honour of representing you with an increased majority. It’s a tough night for all of us who believe in progressive politics & we must now urgently fix our rotten voting system - for the sake of our country & our climate

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So grateful my majority has increased because it shows #Brighton  Pavilion continues to believe in compassion, justice & a bigger future. But I feel deeply angry too that our political system is so badly broken & has locked out people’s voices for years

Like many people waking up this morning, I feel sadness, frustration & deep anger. These are dark times - but the night is always darkest before the dawn #GE2019 

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

We can't afford to let the Tories leave this country exposed to years of continuing austerity, indifference & climate delay. Progressives need to regroup and rebuild Me for @Independent 

And now for something completely different.... So excited to be curating exhibition, #BRINK , at @TownerGallery ⁩, #Eastbourne  Being on brink captures so many of local seascapes & sums up where we are politically & environmentally too. More here:

@BH GreenCllrs @BrightonHoveCCO  @peterkylef  @lloyd_rm  @Phelimmacc  @BHGreenso  @hannalyticalu  @alex4regencyrs  @SEGreenPartye  @YoungGreenParty ! @SEYoungGreens  It was at the heart of the Green manifesto, and our proposals for a are all ab #GreenNewDealout  radical social and economic transformation so we tackle the at the spe #ClimateEmergencyed  and scale that science demands, at the same time as fighting social injustice

Please do support the @realjunkfoodBri  crowd funder if you can. They want to open a pay as you feel cafe in Gardner Street. Their initiatives do such much to being people together, and to tackle food poverty #Brighton 

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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 

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

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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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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