What has Kerry McCarthy been up to today?
Kerry McCarthy is MP for Bristol East and a member of the Labour party.
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Labour MP for Bristol East. Shadow Minister for Climate Change. Kerry.email@example.com Humbled by the void 🌱
This is very true, and what I’ve been saying for some time. Focus on “it’s good to talk” and “opening up” while not a bad thing in itself can put onus on the individual and mask massive system failures - waiting lists, bed shortages, staffing - and social/ economic context too.
"I had fully bought into the idea that talking to someone about my problems was superior to bottling them up. Yet there appeared to be nobody in the NHS who was willing to listen."
@J_Bloodworth on the lack of funding for mental health care. https://www.newstatesman.com/comment/2022/06/warm-words-mental-health-insult-those-left-without-treatment?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1656611724-1
Also good to meet up with @marcthevet today and to get a copy of his new book, #bemoremosquito, about how to effectively campaign for the change you want to see happen; if anyone should know that, it's Marc!
OUT NOW! Something in here for everyone & anyone thinking about campaigning to create change, correct an injustice, raise awareness, alter public behaviour, influence legislation, or all of the above. Order your copy today & good luck: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Be-More-Mosquito-Campaign-Create/dp/1913406989/ #BeMoreMosquito 🦟
Also, APPG Deforestation met to see clips from new film, The Territory, and meet with Txai, an indigenous rights activist from Brazil. I will find out tomorrow if I've managed to get an end of day adjournment debate next week on the killings of Dom Philips and Bruno Pereira.
Attended APPG #KinshipCare today - good to see that @munirawilson is bringing forward a 10 Minute Rule Bill next week to try to secure more support. Powerful testimonies from kinship carers about the difficulties they face and excellent chairing as always by @GwynneMP.
This "progress" report from @theCCCuk shows just how little progress had been made. I'm pleased to have been asked to join @Ed_Miliband's team as Shadow Climate Change Minister, to work on Labour's plans and hold the Government to account. We need to act faster, and go further.
The climate emergency is the gravest threat we face and this report is proof of the Conservatives' failure to act.
The British people are paying the price of this failure today in higher bills, and future generations will pay the price tomorrow too.
100% of ticket sales go to @theCALMzone - I’ll be voting in Parliament but if you’re free…
Thank you to everyone that has got a ticket for the world record attempt tonight 🙏 I can’t wait to see you there…
Let’s do this ☺️
There are still tickets available if you would like to come and be part if it 💪🏼
The 2022 @theCCCuk progress report finds:
❌ Current government policies “will not deliver net zero”
❌ Only 8 of 50 key indicators on track, with 11 significantly off track
❌ No credible plans exist for 61% of required emissions cuts
The Conservatives are failing on climate.
‘Shocking’, ‘devastating indictment’, ‘abject failure’. These are just some of the words being used to describe the government’s climate strategy following the publication of the annual @theCCCuk progress report. https://www.businessgreen.com/news/4051995/worried-uk-climate-advisors-slam-shocking-lack-net-zero-delivery
Government policy failures are obstacle to UK net zero target, advisers warn https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/29/government-policy-failures-are-obstacle-to-uk-net-zero-target-advisers-warn?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=twt_gu&utm_medium&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1656457398
Up close with pelicans in St James Park.
Only this Government could design a windfall tax on oil + gas firms which actually hands back £4bn.
Now it turns out that the giveaway applies to expensive, dangerous fracking too.
What a terrible use of public money during a cost of living crisis.
The suicide rate among young men from the North East is among the highest in the country. Talking saves lives, Sam Fender’s interview is a powerful reminder of that. Together it’s on us all to end the embarrassment attached to opening up. A must watch.
My youngest nephew turned 5 yesterday. Definitely the coolest member of the family.
As ever, impeccably well put by Obama. Hugely depressing. Just goes to show, it's not enough to just fight to win freedoms - you always have to be vigilant about attempts to undermine them too. We have more than a few MPs who will welcome this.
Today, the Supreme Court not only reversed nearly 50 years of precedent, it relegated the most intensely personal decision someone can make to the whims of politicians and ideologues—attacking the essential freedoms of millions of Americans.
Polling closes at 10pm. 🗳
Excellent support for @simonlightwood & @UKLabour 🌹
Send a message to this shambolic govt #BootBorisOut
Great to spend time with @JimMcMahon @KerryMP and @alexsobel talking #climatechange #transport and Simons’ ambitions for #Wakefield
Here’s the link to yesterday’s programme featuring @ChildrenHandS.
"Psychological support for children who have a parent jailed for sexual offences is crucial - but there is currently no government money for families in need of support."
#childrenoftheknock #theknock #NOP
It is appalling that families will pay £2.7bn more on their energy bills because the Conservatives failed to properly regulate the energy market.
They ignored the warnings and allowed fly-by-night firms to take customers' money without proper regulation
The Prime Minister’s answer to my question could not have been clearer. Much like his answers on #PartyGate. And PPE contracts. And proroguing Parliament. Watch this space 👀 #PMQs
Great to see @neworder signing up as ambassadors for @theCALMzone following our event in Parliament last month.
We lost Ian to suicide over 42 years ago, but in the UK 18 people still take their own lives each day. Things need to change - that’s why we’re proud to announce that the band have become Ambassadors for @theCALMzone 1/2
If you didn’t catch tonight’s All in the Mind on @BBCRadio4, it’s on again tomorrow at 3.30pm or on iplayer - featuring the invaluable work of @ChildrenHandS with children from families where an adult has been imprisoned for sex offences.
At the Q&A after the #theundeclaredwar screening I asked the panel whether it could have been made without #channel4. As you can see, I provoked quite a response, but the short version is “no”!
Peter Kosminsky and Sir Colin Callender's on the British government's declared war against Channel 4 #channel4 #undeclaredwar #theundeclaredwar #simonpegg @c4press @hannahkhbr @maisie_rs @kosmoSFL @simonpegg @Channel4 @PlaygroundEnt @KerryMP https://twitter.com/bleedingcool/status/1539126728370622467
I had the privilege of attending a preview of the first episode last week. It’s very good (and this is a great review, Rich!)
Channel 4's The Undeclared War Will Grip Your Chest And Not Let Go #channel4 #theundeclaredwar #simonpegg #peterkosminsky @c4press @hannahkhbr
@maisie_rs @kosmoSFL @simonpegg @Channel4 @PlaygroundEnt @KerryMP https://bleedingcool.com/tv/channel-4-the-undeclared-war-will-grip-your-chest-and-not-let-go/
Digging into the fascinating issue of how 'carbon farming' is driving corporate demand for degraded peatland https://inews.co.uk/news/uk-damaged-peatland-seeping-pollution-carbon-investors-1694571
I have signed this too.
I am one of almost 100 Labour women MPs who have written to Boris Johnson today urging him to block new rules which threaten the rights of rape survivors to seek counselling before their attackers go on trial. No survivor should ever have to choose between therapy and justice.
Ready to break a world record? 😀
Join me and 1000s of others in London’s Hyde Park on 26th June.
100% of proceeds go to mental health charity @theCALMzone 🙏
Get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/3sXZgzC
@KerryMP Thanks so much Kerry! We need as many politicians to make noise about this as possible.
The UK Government has a responsibility to be stronger in the face of the Bolsonaro regime - which has enabled and encouraged this intolerable violence in the Amazon.
Tragic news from Brazil. I hope that in their memory we can shine a spotlight on the issues Dom and Bruno were fighting to stop and, through journalism, expose. I have managed to get an FCDO Q next Tuesday.
Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira: Brazil police find two bodies in search for missing men
Jo Cox MP was murdered in her Batley & Spen constituency six years ago today. We can still do better to learn the lessons that Jo left us with to consider where we have #moreincommon and to find ways to work together for the greater good. @jocoxfoundation @kimleadbeater @UKLabour
We have three Big Jeff pics in my constituency office, including this one, which is brilliant. Do check out his gallery!
We’ve had a lot of people asking how they can help @BigJeffJohns after his recent accident.
The best way to show your support right now is to buy a piece of his brilliant artwork from here:
Now I’m even more confused.
If Johnson is Jabba the Hut, who is his Salacious B. Crumb? https://twitter.com/BestForBritain/status/1537033175590965248
Now Googling #jabbathehutt (no, I’ve never seen Star Wars, but “the slug-like alien would ultimately fall victim to his own hubris and vengeful ways” sounds about right.)
Good to see the former PM raise the case of missing Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira at #PMQs.
"Will the Government make this case a diplomatic priority?"
Theresa May questioned Boris Johnson on the recent disappearance of journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira in Brazil. #PMQs
Read more here: https://www.newstatesman.com/uk
The Culture Secretary seems to be trying to get through this Labour debate on #Channel4 privatisation by trying to talk about everything except Channel 4.
Thinking of @BigJeffJohns today. Hope we get some good news soon. This pic is us with @Gweed0h down the front - where else would he be! - for @neworder Bristol Harbourside, 2019.
Terrible news - wishing Big Jeff all the best. I'm sure he's in good hands and let's all hope he comes through this OK. Gig goers everywhere will be rooting for him. https://twitter.com/BigJeffJohnsArt/status/1536360461788143617
Missed the start of statement on National Food Strategy which means I can't ask a Q. William Hague recently described the Govt's caving in to junk food lobbyists as "intellectually shallow, politically weak and morally reprehensible". That's pretty sums up the whole thing.
Terrible news - wishing Big Jeff all the best. I'm sure he's in good hands and let's all hope he comes through this OK. Gig goers everywhere will be rooting for him.
“Jeff Johns, known to all as Big Jeff, has been very seriously injured in a fire at his home in Bristol. He is in a specialist burns unit in Swansea in a stable condition. His family have asked for people to keep Jeff in their thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.”
Think Ben Wallace must have decided he’s running for Tory leader. Normally a pretty reasonable guy but is being very belligerent today. Just got a one word answer when I asked what steps he was taking to reinvigorate multilateral nuclear disarmament talks - that word was “none”.
I am doing this, with my co-chair Lord (Des) Browne. I’m hoping we can disband within a year because we will have won the battle to ban lead.
Excited to be working with @WWTworldwide to launch a new cross-party group on toxic impact of lead ammunition🦢
Chaired by @KerryMP the APPG will raise awareness of lead, which kills 100,000 birds a year, & work for solutions💪
I would argue that there shouldn’t be any “destructive fishing activities” in any Marine Protected Areas (or anywhere else for that matter) but at least this is a start… albeit a long overdue one. 🌊 🐠 🐟 🦞 🦭
From TODAY, there will be no more destructive fishing activities in 4 of the UK’s offshore MPAs! A new byelaw banning bottom trawling and dredging comes into force today, protecting the Dogger Bank, Inner Dowsing, Race Bank and North Ridge SAC, South Dorset MCZ and The Canyons🎉
“Dogger Bank is about more than shipping forecasts: it shows how we can rewild our seas.” As we were discussing at @BigTentIdeas on Saturday, MPAs must be more than just “paper parks”. This is progress… https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jun/13/britain-rewilding-north-sea-dogger-bank-biodiversity
Enjoyed taking part in sessions on food security/ poverty (very topical given the predictably disappointing Government response to #nationalfoodstrategy) and ocean protection with @sascampaigns @mcsuk 🌊 Good to see a strong Labour presence too, and to bump into @annaturley
Thank you @BigTentIdeas - Inspiring conversations, rich debates and thought provoking talks and an exemplar of how to disagree better - the best of politics. @MarvinJRees @KerryMP @ThangamMP @lisanandy @nicolabeech @TomRenhard
The All Party Parliamentary Group for School Food is undertaking a short survey to gain a snapshot of the impact of the cost of living crisis on school food❔
Deadline: 22 July
@SharonHodgsonMP @Christian4BuryS @KerryMP
At last… I’ve lost count of the number of times Government promised but didn’t deliver the £££s. They wanted “shovel ready” projects, we had one. But anyway, full steam ahead now!🚂
Bristol was snubbed by the Govt's Levelling Up thing in February, you'll remember, after years of delays, so this is a) about time and b) good news, as anyone who's travelled into Temple Meads recently will know.
Everyone from @Pele to @KerryMP have today called for more to be done to find journalist Dom Phillips, once of this parish, and Bruno Pereira in Brazil.
Fears are mounting because of the previous threats from illegal mining & logging interests
We look forward to continuing to work with Parliamentarians on this important issue as we campaign to bring back Britain’s #LostRainforest!
On this day in 1983 Tony Benn lost Bristol East at the General Election. In my 17 years as the MP I've met loads of voters who remember him; even some who remember Stafford Cripps too! Have barely met anyone who even recalls there was a Tory MP for 8 years, let alone his name.
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I tried to get an Urgent Question in Commons today on the disappearance of @guardian journalist (and former Bristol resident) #DomPhillips and #BrunoPereira. Unfortunately it wasn't granted by the Speaker but will try again on Monday. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/09/dom-phillips-editors-around-world-urge-bolsonaro-to-do-more-to-find-missing-journalist
Oh well in that case, game over for the rebels.
PM's controversial ally Michael Fabricant backs Johnson to win crucial vote - latest
So, so looking forward to seeing @pavement_band @dronecoma at #PrimaveraSound2022 tonight. And @dinosaurjr too… Especially looking forward to Unfair - if they do it! Got me through the hideous 2017 election campaign on repeat. Pure adrenaline.