Caroline Lucas

Caroline Lucas


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

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Some Tory MPs are trying to push the idea that the UK doesn't need to take action to eliminate our carbon emissions because *we're only responsible for 1%*🤷‍♀️ That's plain wrong. And the record needed to be put straight - so I did

Thanks to @ProfTimJackson  for calculations which show that - once global equity factored in - the UK has a budget of just 2.4 billion tonnes of CO2 left - likely to be gone in 5 yrs. That’s the #InconvenientTruth  - and why UK must do more #JusticeReset 

All the talk about the Covid vaccine rollout in the UK cannot hide the fact that the UK has delivered less than 10% of the doses it promised to poorer countries I raised this with the minister & got an answer that was *blah blah blah* Hopeless & morally obscene

"This is our chance, our best chance … to seize this chance is perfectly possible with the political will, if we don’t we will never be forgiven by history” Part of my speech in Commons debate today on climate & limiting global temperature rise to 1.5C #zerohour 

It's not enough to be doing *something* about #climateemergency . We have to do *enough* & we aren't Instead of patting themselves on the back for targets & good intentions, Ministers need to deliver at the speed & scale science demands My closing speech in climate debate👇

Government’s ability to completely balls up a potentially good policy should never be under-estimated. Why oh why would they set an interest rate that simply won’t work at scale needed? It’s almost as if it’s being set up to fail ….

So inspiring to hear @carla_denyer ⁩ & @AdrianRamsay ⁩, new co-leaders at #gpconf  “Our policies chime with what public are looking for - ambitious action on climate, public services in public hands, pay rise for key workers, income from wealth taxed & a basic income”

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Strong pitch as the Party championing compassion in politics - starting with an end to the sale of arms to repressive regimes & no more demonising refugees #gpconf 

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Powerful speech at #gpconf  from @dzaierneil ⁩ speaking on behalf of @GreensofColour ⁩, making compelling case for more funding for social care, free at point of use; right to independent living for all disabled people & challenging a “tick box” approach to equalities

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I’m still trying to get action on PM’s systematic lying in parliament The BBC asks whether people care about it Please RT if you do

This is one of the most dangerous anti-democratic pieces of legislation in recent times which seeks to criminalise dissent - and Government is trying to rush it through before the opposition organises. Please RT & ask your MP to oppose it next week #PoliceCrackdownBill 

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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Hugely anti-democratic #PoliceCrackdownBill  just passed 365 votes to 265. Peaceful protest is a fundamental right in our democracy but now criminalised – I voted against this Bill because it’s an attack on civil liberties & major extension of state power that is threat to us all

A heat pump in a poorly insulated home just won't work. It’s like buying a teapot with cracks in it: leaky, inefficient and a waste of money. We need joined-up action on climate change & a *comprehensive*, well-funded home insulation scheme - not token gestures

Health and care bill passes second reading - 356 to 219 - but the fight against it is growing. Please join us in campaigning to #ScrapNHSBill  which entrenches privatisation & does nothing to address the social care crisis

Tories won the last election on 3 key promises ✅a tax pledge ✅pensions triple lock ✅getting a good Brexit done (it isn't) Less than 2 years later, all 3 pledges have been broken That's why you should never trust Tories. They promise one thing & do another #NotFitToGovern 

“We support the right to peaceful protest” says Minister on #Marr  - as long as it isn’t “noisy” & doesn’t have an “impact” In other words as long as it isn’t protest #PoliceCrackdownBill 

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