Caroline Lucas

Caroline Lucas


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

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Fair taxation is vital to building back better & greener Big corporations need to pay more, especially those which made huge windfall profits during Covid, with a banded system to protect small businesses That shouldn’t be controversial

Disappointing to see Labour reinforcing its pro-nuclear position Shouldn’t need repeating that nukes are illegal & immoral weapons of mass destruction, cost billions to maintain & update, are not a deterrent & are not independent, relying entirely on US

Homes account for 20% of UK emissions - Govt’s total incompetence in delivering home retrofit programme is shameful. Instead of falsely blaming low take-up from public, they should address failings incl. short-termism & outsourcing to hopeless US company

Plenty of bold ideas for @RishiSunak  for a green & fair recovery from @AdairTurnerUK  @Miatsf  @NEF  @WEAll_Alliance  & @robertnpalmer  - with #COP26  fast approaching #Budget2021  must set out ambitious plans for a #GreenRecovery    Watch here:   #BuildBackBetter 

@_charlesperry  @pedrojukE  @RHarrabinxactly . Case against HS2 keeps growing: 🚊 rail minister acknowledges there’s no going back to before - a weak business case has now crumbled completely 🚊 it’s over budget, behind schedule & multiple better ways of spending £££ 🚊 it fails carbon test & wrecks natural world

If the Prime Minister is to turn up at @ukcop26  climate summit later this year with any credible climate credentials, the budget needs to supply them Me f @theipaperr @ipaperviews

The 2021 Budget is Rishi Sunak's chance to show the UK is serious about the #climate  emergency Every potential tax or spending decision by the Treasury must first be assessed against its impact on the climate & nature Me for @theipaper ⁩ 👇

Sunik so deceitful on self-employed, freelancers etc on #Marr  There are *3 million* people who’ve been given no support for nearly a year - endlessly repeating “generosity” of government support schemes is a slap in the face for those who unforgivably have nothing #excluded 

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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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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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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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And so it begins... Neonicotinoids are lethal pesticides which the EU banned for good reason @SoilAssociation ⁩ @WildlifeTrusts ⁩ @wwwfoecouk ⁩ ⁦⁩ @GreenpeaceUK 

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 

“There was no shortage of PPE” “There has been full transparency” What planet is Matt Hancock living on? Because it’s not the same as the High Court, care workers, NHS staff, the NAO or me @BBCr4today  @GoodLawProject 

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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