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Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
October 17, 2021 at 3:35 PM

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Green Party Gas crisis  I know many of you will be very worried at the prospect of sharp rises in energy bills because of the gas crisis.  The Government’s pledge to protect consumers from higher prices would be more credible if the Tories hadn’t spent the last 10 years doing nothing…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
September 17, 2021 at 5:51 PM

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Green Party The crisis in Afghanistan  Since mid-August, like many other MPs, I’ve spent much of my time trying to help constituents who have close family members trapped in Afghanistan, or who are trapped there themselves.    Their situation is growing increasingly desperate and the…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
July 28, 2021 at 10:31 AM

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Green Party 100 days to COP26  The clock is rapidly ticking down to the UN climate summit in Glasgow in November, with many issues still to be resolved.  I was glad to hear the COP president, Alok Sharma, speak out about the need for richer nations to honour the commitment they made …
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
July 19, 2021 at 1:06 PM

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Green Party Covid restrictions lifting As from today, almost all mandatory Covid restrictions are being lifted in England in what is a huge gamble with public health.  The fact that this is happening when there are more than 50,000 new infections a day is even more alarming, and unde…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
July 6, 2021 at 10:39 AM

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Green Party The “Bloom or Bust” report   The Environmental Audit Committee, of which I’m a member, published an important report on the steps that need to be taken urgently to halt the catastrophic loss of biodiversity in Britain.  Called Bloom or Bust, it makes a number of important…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
June 21, 2021 at 11:36 AM

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Green Party Covid lockdown  Many of you would have been looking forward to today for the lifting of remaining lockdown restrictions. Instead, it’s been necessary to delay the last stage of the roadmap by four weeks – a situation entirely of the Government’s making because of its comp…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
June 7, 2021 at 1:31 PM

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Green Party Two important bills were debated in Parliament before the recess: the Finance Bill which implements the Budget proposals and the Environment Bill. Finance Bill I was pleased to have cross-party support for my amendment to the Finance Bill, which went to the heart of what’…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
May 17, 2021 at 11:36 AM

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Green Party State Opening of Parliament and the Queen’s Speech  It’s two years since Parliament declared a climate emergency and we are at the start of a decade that is absolutely critical in terms of climate action.  Yet astonishingly climate was not mentioned once in the Queen’s Sp…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
May 3, 2021 at 10:44 AM

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Green Party Sleaze and truth-telling   In my last newsletter, I wrote about Tory sleaze, the lack of truth-telling by the Prime Minister and the failure to uphold the Ministerial Code which governs conduct in public office.   Since then, the situation has got even worse. Text message…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
April 19, 2021 at 3:02 PM

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Green Party Sleaze in government  The lobbying scandal over Greensill Capital and the role of David Cameron has consumed most of the front pages for the past week.  The revelations have been shocking, revealing a culture of sleaze and cronyism which runs right through this Government…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
March 29, 2021 at 1:36 PM

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Green Party The Policing Bill  This Government’s authoritarianism is on full display in the Police, Crime, Sentencing & Courts Bill, which is making its way through Parliament.  Most worrying is the proposal to restrict the right to peaceful protest, handing huge powers to the Ho…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
February 15, 2021 at 1:02 PM

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Green Party Coronavirus  It’s hard to believe it’s a year since the first cluster of coronavirus cases was discovered in Brighton and Hove. A GP surgery and pharmacy were closed for deep cleaning, and many people were worried or confused about what they should be doing and what measu…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
February 1, 2021 at 3:06 PM

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Green Party Coronavirus  Last week we passed the grim milestone of 100,000 lives lost in the UK to Covid-19.  It was a desperately sad moment: we urgently need a public inquiry now - so that lessons are learned before more lives are tragically and needlessly lost.  The PM keeps sayin…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
January 11, 2021 at 11:47 AM

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Green Party Brexit This is the first newsletter I have written with the UK outside the European Union.  December 31st was a very sad day for many of us when the transition period ended, the UK officially became a “third country” and we lost the freedom to live, work, study and settl…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
December 21, 2020 at 3:11 PM

Christmas Newsletter 2020

Green Party CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER 2020  At the start of my Christmas newsletter last year, I said it had been a tumultuous year in politics. It’s hard to believe that 2020 has been even more extraordinary in so many ways.  It is a year I think none of us will ever forget.    For too m…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
December 7, 2020 at 12:06 PM

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Green Party The political agenda continues to be dominated by Coronavirus and the Government’s mishandling of the pandemic: the failing test & trace system, the lack of support for so many self-employed people, and the scandalous PPE procurement process to name just a few.  I spo…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
November 23, 2020 at 1:38 PM

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Green Party Government’s 10-point plan for climate action  We have been hearing for weeks that the Prime Minister would be making a major speech on the environment.  In the end, the “major speech” turned into a press release, sent out late at night – and that’s about all it was worth…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
November 9, 2020 at 12:36 PM

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Green Party Second coronavirus lockdown The second lockdown has forced the Government to revise its plans to end the furlough scheme at the end of October, and I am glad it has now been extended to the end of March.  But the lack of support for so many of the self-employed is a stain…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
October 19, 2020 at 11:24 AM

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Green Party It’s been a busy week in Parliament with two key bills voted on in the Commons, and a rapidly-changing Coronavirus situation.  New rules on Coronavirus  At the beginning of the week, the Prime Minister updated MPs about Coronavirus measures and the new three-tier approach…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
October 12, 2020 at 10:08 AM

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Green Party Brighton Covid amber alert  Since my last newsletter, the number of Covid infections has risen sharply.  In Brighton and Hove, cases more than doubled in a week, from 39 to 115.  Some of that can be attributed to increased testing, but not all, and our city has now been p…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
September 25, 2020 at 11:38 AM

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Green Party Coronavirus & failures in testing  Given the Government’s inept handling of Covid, it seemed inevitable that we are now entering the autumn and winter months facing another surge in infections.  Yet six months on from the start of this crisis, there still isn’t a prop…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
September 7, 2020 at 10:44 AM

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Green Party It’s been a busy start to the new session of Parliament which returned this week. I took the first opportunity to introduce a critical Bill which provides a route map for responding to the climate and nature crises.  Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill  Seven political …
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
August 7, 2020 at 1:53 PM

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Green Party Coronavirus  I’m a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Coronavirus, which will be holding hearings throughout the summer to learn lessons from the Government’s response so far to the virus, and make recommendations so that the UK is better prepared in the event…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
July 24, 2020 at 2:38 PM

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Green Party Parliament is now in recess for the summer, but it was a busy last few days. This is what I have been doing as your MP. A fair deal for the self-employed  I’ve been urging the Chancellor for months to close the gaps in the Covid self-employed income support scheme (SEISS)…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
July 9, 2020 at 4:39 PM

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Green Party Climate lobby of Parliament It was a very different climate lobby of Parliament this year.  Instead of meeting constituents in person around Westminster, MPs were lobbied instead via a series of video calls.  But the commitment of those lobbying their MPs was undimmed and…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
June 22, 2020 at 10:52 AM

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Green Party Welcome to my latest newsletter, with news of what I’ve been doing over the past two weeks. Green Recovery I was in Parliament last week with the opportunity to question the Treasury minister about what plans the Government had for a green recovery from coronavirus - alth…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
June 8, 2020 at 11:01 AM

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Green Party Virtual Parliament The move by the Government to end the virtual Parliament has been a shambles: made without any thought to how parliamentary scrutiny might work in a time of social distancing, nor with any consideration for the health of MPs and the staff on the parliam…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
May 25, 2020 at 5:11 PM

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Green Party Much of my time is spent addressing the issues and difficulties caused by coronavirus and the subsequent lockdown, taking part in virtual meetings with organisations on the frontline of the response to the virus, and with those who are suffering some of the worst impacts.…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
May 18, 2020 at 10:42 AM

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Green Party For the first time since the coronavirus crisis began, the Prime Minister made a statement in the Commons about the Government’s response.   Sadly there was no humility over the catastrophic mistakes it’s made, and the new strategy of “Stay Alert” is muddled and confusing…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
May 5, 2020 at 10:08 AM

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Green Party Economic recovery, nature & risk of future pandemics I was struck by a warning given by scientists from the IPBES (an international group of scientists looking at biodiversity loss) about the “perfect storm” which we have created for emerging pandemics because of the …
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
April 27, 2020 at 11:44 AM

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Green Party I had my first real taste of being a “virtual MP” last week, when I questioned Matt Hancock during health questions in the Commons.  I have been pushing for a recall of Parliament since the beginning of this month, so was very glad when the Speaker and the parliamentary d…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
April 6, 2020 at 5:07 PM

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Green Party [Apologies if you received an earlier version of this newsletter - that one was missing the website links] Coronavirus and the real difficulties it is creating for people continues to dominate my Inbox.  Even though the Government has rolled out unprecedented measures to …
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
March 21, 2020 at 4:32 PM

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Green Party The coronavirus pandemic is understandably dominating headlines, public services and government announcements.  It is a rapidly changing situation, with emergency legislation to be considered by Parliament next week.  This is some of what I have been doing to try to suppo…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
March 9, 2020 at 12:45 PM

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Green Party Coronavirus I began my last newsletter with the coronavirus outbreak in Brighton.  It was only three weeks ago, but since then the outbreak is on a completely different level.  I am glad to see that my concerns in mid-February about the lack of timely health information …
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
February 17, 2020 at 2:32 PM

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Green Party   Covid 19 The news in Brighton last week was dominated by the coronavirus outbreak in the city.  I know that it created a lot of anxiety and confusion for many people, not least because of the lack of clear, timely and relevant information from the different authorities…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
February 11, 2020 at 12:48 PM

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Green Party Many of you will have heard that there have been further cases of coronavirus in the city.  I’m doing everything I can to put pressure on the authorities to be more open about the information they give to people.  Public Health England is following up all those who may ha…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
January 30, 2020 at 4:56 PM

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Green Party This will be the last newsletter from me with Britain a member of the EU.  It feels very strange and slightly unreal to write that, and our departure from an organisation where I served for ten years as an MEP is heart-breaking.  But there are many challenges ahead of us,…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
January 23, 2020 at 1:48 PM

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Green Party Queen’s Speech and the need for a Green New Deal One of the debates on the Queen’s Speech was titled the Green Industrial Revolution.  It was encouraging to hear MPs on all sides calling for the climate emergency to be addressed with the urgency it demands.  But that can’…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
January 14, 2020 at 11:47 AM

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Green Party Newsletter This is my first newsletter of 2020 and I want to start by again thanking people for their support and giving me the honour of representing Brighton Pavilion in Parliament.  We face a very challenging year with our probable departure from the EU on January 31s…
Caroline Lucas · [email protected]
December 20, 2019 at 4:17 PM

End of year Newsletter

Green Party There has been a break in my newsletter during the election period, and this is the last one of the year.  So I’m taking a look back at what has been a tumultuous year in politics, beginning with a series of unprecedented Government defeats in Parliament and ending with t…
Caroline Lucas MP · [email protected]
November 5, 2019 at 5:48 PM

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Green Party This will be my last newsletter for a few weeks, as I switch from being an MP to being a parliamentary candidate, working to get myself and other Greens elected.  I hope to meet some of you on the campaign trail. Now that Parliament is dissolved, I am only able to respond…
Caroline Lucas MP · [email protected]
October 31, 2019 at 1:53 PM

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Green Party Brexit It’s been an eventful couple of weeks over Brexit, beginning with a rare Saturday sitting of Parliament, another huge turnout for the People’s Vote march, and a series of very narrow votes over Boris Johnson’s extremely hard Brexit deal which I believe will be disa…
Caroline Lucas MP · [email protected]
October 15, 2019 at 11:30 AM

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Green Party People’s Parliament in Brighton Our first ever People’s Parliament in Brighton was a huge success.  Hosted by the city’s three MPs, myself, Peter Kyle and Russell Lloyd Moyle, we heard lots of great questions and debate on some of the key issues facing the city including …
Team Caroline · [email protected]
September 26, 2019 at 11:53 AM

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Green Party Climate strikes It was really inspiring to see so many people turn out for the climate strike on September 20th.  The crowds were fantastic, with more than 10,000 people demonstrating in Brighton.  It was one of the biggest protests among the many across Britain and sent …
Caroline Lucas MP · [email protected]
September 9, 2019 at 12:59 PM

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Green Party This is my first newsletter since the summer break and what has turned out to be a tumultuous period in politics.  I’ve spent the summer juggling parliamentary and constituency work, and trying to stop Boris Johnson manipulating Parliament so that we crash out of the Euro…
Caroline Lucas MP · [email protected]
July 26, 2019 at 4:35 PM

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Green Party It’s been a very busy last few days at Westminster with the resignation of Theresa May, Boris Johnson’s succession and the subsequent appointment of one of the most right-wing governments we’ve seen in years.  I shall be kept busy fighting for the progressive causes and a…