What has Caroline Lucas been up to today?
Caroline Lucas is MP for Brighton, Pavilion and a member of the Green Party party.
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Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, former leader and co-leader of @TheGreenParty, Mum of two. A better world is possible. Let’s make it happen
We know how to tackle the #climateemergency:
- Street-by-street home insulation programme to slash bills & emissions
- Restore nature & protect carbon sinks
- Keep fossil fuels in the ground
Why won't this Govt get on & do it?
My column for @MetroUK 👇
"We need government's to realise - this is the most serious crisis that humanity has ever faced."
💚 Thank you @stephenfry for telling the truth 💚
This is a #ClimateEmergency
We need everybody.
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More broken promises from Ministers when they assured us they wouldn’t lower environmental standards post-Brexit. Scrapping Habitats Directive shows environmental vandalism at heart of this deregulatory Govt - a massive step backwards for nature recovery https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/30/uk-government-scrap-european-law-protecting-special-habitats?link_id=9&can_id=143361b1faeb2da6dffe87c7d0db6c89&source=email-green-party-morning-briefing-wednesday-29-june&email_referrer=email_1591897&email_subject=green-party-morning-briefing-thursday-30-june
Hey @FCDOGovUK, why were MPs not informed of a major policy change - to immediately process high-risk Afghans @BritishCouncil - that was revealed at #DPMQs by a Tory backbencher today??
This is clearly welcome but pls urgently confirm it applies to @CheveningAfghan & GardaWorld
#Cumbriacoalmine fact 3:
The steel industry is rapidly transitioning to fossil-fuel-free green steel - so demand for coking coal is plummeting
This mine will be practically redundant before it even opens
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Well now... probably not what Priti Patel intended.
Our Prime Minister claims to be 'world-beating' - but on emissions reduction, he's climate-cheating
He may use all the language to suggest he's taking action on climate, but there's a yawning gap between words and delivery
Looking for hope in dark times?
Join me, Brazilian Congresswoman @JoeniaWapichana, US Rep @IlhanMN, Canadian MP @MPJulian + movement leaders @DeirdreShelly @fortuashla @FarzanaJhumu @chilledasad100 to find out what next for the #GreenNewDeal
5pm today! http://bit.ly/3zONsUJ
Good to see Lord Deben pan proposals for new Cumbrian coal mine. “Absolutely indefensible,” “80% of the coal produced will be exported; it’s not going to contribute anything to domestic needs - another example of Britain saying one thing & doing another.” https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/29/government-policy-failures-are-obstacle-to-uk-net-zero-target-advisers-warn
This @theCCCuk report is an utterly damning indictment of Govt climate inaction – in a race against time, we're dawdling in the slow lane
Our PM is criminally negligent, a climate cheat – all talk and no action
You can’t con your way out of a #climateemergency
Today's @theCCCuk report pulls no punches
❌ "major failures in delivery"
❌ "glacial" progress on farming emissions
❌ "shocking gap" on energy efficiency
Far from being world-beating, our PM's not even in the ring
Unless you’re an alien you need human rights. #StopTheRot #RightsRemovalBill
#Cumbriacoalmine fact 2:
Steel experts say this high-sulphur coal has very limited UK use, won't displace a single tonne of Russian imports, & most will be exported abroad
This mine is bad for British business
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A £4 billion subsidy for fracking firms - but record bills, spiralling prices & a cost of living crisis for everyone else
The people don't want it, and we don't need it - so why is the Govt pouring money into it? Utterly scandalous use of public funds
Today on #NetZeroDay, I'm calling for an urgent local authority led, street-by-street home insulation programme – a retrofit revolution to get energy bills down, get emissions down, & create hundreds of thousands of jobs in the process
A better world is possible – #justdoit!
🔊🇬🇧Three years ago the UK enshrined net zero into law - it now more important than ever to act
🌎Today on #NetZeroDay @EnvironmentAPPG members highlight the cross party support for achieving net zero by 2050 or sooner👇
Anglian Water has paid £92 million in profits to shareholders - while Suffolk's beautiful rivers continue to see the dumping of raw sewage
@AdrianRamsay will make a great Suffolk @TheGreenParty MP & force Anglian Water to consign this practice to history
It's 3 years since legislation for #GreenNewDeal took off around the globe!
Delighted to be joining @JoeniaWapichana @MPJulian @IlhanMN + movement leaders from @sunrisemvmt @GNDRising @350_bangladesh with @chilledasad100 to celebrate!
Sign up + share: ➡️ https://bit.ly/3zONsUJ
Might sound dry, but in fact very significant. If data on carbon emissions & nature are published *alongside* GDP data, we’ll have better chance of seeing relationship between them. Publishing imported emissions also vital, so we don’t offshore responsibility for UK consumption
EAC Chair @Dunne4Ludlow has today written to National Statistician Professor Sir Ian Diamond, welcoming the development that @ONS will start publishing carbon emissions statistics alongside quarterly GDP figures.
✉Read the letter at https://bit.ly/3A7RYh5
It’s bad enough that the PM is stuffing the Lords with billionaire Tory donors - worse, those billionaires are funding climate delay
Clearly any climate pledge uttered from PM’s mouth is pure hypocrisy
HoL Commission must investigate this appointment
Govt wins as N Ireland protocol bill passes 2nd reading: 295 MPs happy to trash international law. Now we have to hope unelected House of Lords will do better than the Commons - what an indictment #desperate
Deeply depressing & speaks volumes about this political moment. Fostering imagination & empathy isn’t a luxury - it’s frankly the only hope for peaceful coexistence on our one precious planet (And yes, I did study literature & yes, it did change my life) https://www.theguardian.com/education/2022/jun/27/sheffield-hallam-university-suspends-low-value-english-literature-degree?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
Absolute masterclass from Theresa May in demolishing the Government case for trashing international law with its N. Ireland Protocol Bill. Legal test of “necessity” manifestly unmet; stated aims won’t be fulfilled by this Bill; and approach diminishes UK standing in eyes of world
Govt hypocrisy reaches new heights - the agreement they seek to break is exactly the agreement *they* made
And as PM glad-hands #G7 leaders abroad, extolling virtues of rules-based international system, his own Govt is driving coach & horses through rules-based system at home
We are delighted that
@CarolineLucas will be co-hosting our event at Westminster on 5 July 2022.
Please write to your MP and ask them to join: https://bit.ly/3xzDLXH
#Cumbriacoalmine fact 1: West Cumbria Mining offers 500 temporary coal jobs - when a report says we could have 9,000 long-term, high-skilled green local jobs for the future
Ask your MP to sign my EDM saying no to the coal mine 📝:
Tomorrow a Bill proposed by @LSRPlaid and sponsored by @CarolineLucas @clairehanna @MartynDaySNP @Wera_Hobhouse & @DanCardenMP to end the lying in politics will be debated in parliament. Please help ensure as many MPs as possible turn up in support - https://www.compassioninpolitics.com/tweet_lying_debate
Eviscerating from @CarolineLucas: "At the very same time the PM is glad-handing G7 leaders in Bavaria, and extolling the virtues of a rules-based international system, his own Government at home is riding horse and coaches through a rules-based system." #NIProtocolBill
🚨 Every day this week, I'm going to be sharing a fact on why we don't need the #Cumbriacoalmine, & why fossil fuels must stay in the ground
Want to take action? Ask your MP to sign my EDM saying no to the coal mine 📝:
@johnharris1969 @CompassOffice Thank you @johnharris1969 - it’s taken all of us, you @CarolineLucas @labourlewis @LaylaMoran and many others to put pluralist politics in the map. It’s the only way we really rebuild our country
On why co-operation & “progressive campsite” are “solution to mismatch between politics & reality, & key to something much more urgent – the end of a rotten, desperate, dangerous government & an era that is unravelling in front of our eyes”. Great piece, & thanks for namecheck 🙂
Latest from me: written from #Glastonbury and the @GlastoLeftField: Labour alone won't defeat this govt... time, as @AndyBurnhamGM said, to think big
Instead of #G7 agreeing to keep fossil fuels in the ground, we have no fixed date for coal phase-out, hearing rumours of massive gas pipeline subsidies, & possible coal mine in Cumbria
A ‘do as I say, not as I do’ approach to climate simply won’t wash
We’re working towards a #GreenNewDeal that builds an economy that delivers wellbeing for all of us.
Join @chilledasad100 @sunrisemvmt @GNDRising @350_bangladesh @IlhanMN @CarolineLucas @JoeniaWapichana @MPJulian on June 29➡️http://bit.ly/3zONsUJ #ClimateCrisis #JustTransition
💥From today for 5 days, thousands around the globe are taking action to demand G7 economies cancel all Global South debt.
✅Ending this debt will pave the way for #ClimateJustice and a #JustTransition.
Join Us! Follow #DebtForClimate #DeudaXClima
“Britain’s antiquated political system is never going to solve our problems - it’s a root cause. Time has come for complete rewiring of Britain & for my party to talk openly & seriously with others who feel the same”. Bravo @AndyBurnhamGM 👏 #Fairvotes https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jun/25/why-its-time-for-labour-to-back-proportional-representation
Just putting this here for anyone feeling in need of a new political home following the Lammy interview on #SundayMorning @TheGreenParty
Boris Johnson interview with Mishal Husain turns arrogance and complacency into a new art form - an object lesson in utter self delusion @BBCr4today
Boris Johnson says a “psychological transformation” in his character isn’t going to happen. But character matters. Integrity matters. Honesty matters. His failure to understand that underlines his unfitness for the post. Tory MPs need to grow a spine & force him out @BBCr4today
A truly barbaric ruling, and heartbreaking news for women everywhere
Reversing #RoeVsWade won't stop abortions, it just means they'll happen in dangerous, frightening ways - and women will die as a consequence 1/2
Millions of women in US set to lose legal right to abortion as Supreme Court reverses landmark Roe v Wade ruling https://bbc.in/3u1XnCN
Priti Patel refusing to give a number for how many trips across the Channel her disgusting #Rwanda refugee policy is meant to prevent
This isn't governance, it's an ugly campaign. Their 'suite' of sinister measures sacrifices basic human rights, and stokes division. Repulsive
Utter humiliation for the Tories in two by-election results last night - compounded by the scathing resignation of a top Cabinet Minister
PM promises he'll "keep going" - but that simply means sinking his own party, and this country, to ever lower depths #resign
#NHS faces a staffing crisis - following years of intense pressure, pay freezes & in-work poverty
Govt *must* give NHS staff a decent pay rise (& embed real Living Wage as a benchmark) to boost retention & recruitment
I've co-sponsored this Motion 👇
Nature connectiveness is vitally important indicator, both of human wellbeing & state of nature - sadly evidence suggests Britain is poor on both. That’s another good argument for increasing access to nature via expanded #RightToRoam @Right_2Roam https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/23/britain-ranks-bottom-in-europe-for-nature-connectiveness?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
This week's special edition on the 6th anniversary of the Brexit Referendum. On sale Thursday.
Become a co-owner of The New European: http://www.crowdcube.com/TNE
Disaster strikes #Afghanistan again - a country where people are already going through so much.
This #earthquake leaves more in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. Red Cross Red Crescent teams are surging to provide food, medicines, housing, clean water & temporary housing. https://twitter.com/ARCSAfghanistan/status/1539558015690579969
In addition to the cash assistance provided by the Afghan Red Crescent Society to the earthquake affected areas of Khost and Paktika provinces 4000 blankets, 800 tents 800 kitchen utensils, 800 tarpaulins, 1500 washing containers in hundreds of mattresses, pillows, blankets
If Rishi Sunak’s £1.9 billion subsidy for fossil fuels isn’t “technically” a subsidy, does that mean it won’t “technically” produce CO2 emissions…? https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/rishi-sunak-oil-fossil-fuel-tax-break-b2106851.html
It's clear that the work of brave ambulance staff in #Brighton has been nothing short of heroic
However I'm extremely concerned about serious issues raised re management & workplace culture - I’ll be following up with @SECAmbulance management urgently
Migrants such as those who made the trip over on #Windrush 75 years ago make such an enormous contribution to our society – that contribution should be celebrated
Let’s make #WindrushDay a bank holiday @75Windrush
Now we finally have a date & location for #COP15, we urgently need to redouble efforts to reverse nature’s rapid deterioration
If global leadership is to mean anything, our PM must attend this summit in person & align all domestic nature plans with pledges agreed at COP15
✍️ #COP15 @UNBiodiversity must lead to the transformational action needed to tackle the biodiversity crisis
@EnvironmentAPPG MPs and Peers are calling on @BorisJohnson to attend the summit later this year👇
Hospitality workers in #Brighton are striking over pay & working conditions. For too long workers in this industry have felt undervalued, faced job insecurity, zero-hour contracts & pay below living wage
Please donate to @UVW_Hospitality crowdfunder or join #SJTstrike this wkend
Support the fight of the Saint James Tavern pub workers!🪣They are fighting for decent jobs and against union busting and they need your help! 👊
Please DONATE to their strike fund👇
Government in full Humpty Dumpty mode:
'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less’
Government claims Rishi Sunak’s £1.9 billion subsidy for fossil fuels is ‘not technically a subsidy’ – so compatible with commitment to end them