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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 appr…
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 be…
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 …
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 politi…
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 e…
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 (SE…
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…
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 - …
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 par…
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 impa…
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 confu…
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 …
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 parliamenta…
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…
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 s…
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 informat…
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 authori…
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 ma…
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…
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 …