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

Brighton
Joined October 2009
On how Boris Johnson is uniquely ill-equipped to deal with crisis like climate change, where public trust is vital. We need leaders with integrity, consistency & courage - 3 words not associated with PM Great to chat with ⁦@eminesaner⁩ & @guardian theguardian.com/environment/…
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Caroline Lucas retweeted
Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy. Here's me at 3 of my fave independent businesses in Bristol: @CothamHardware 🪛🕯️ @SotirisPastries 🇬🇷🥐 @Falafel_King 🌯🫖 @TheGreenParty is the party of small business. Here's our plan to support them on #SmallBizSatUK!
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This #SmallBizSatUK, we call on both national and local governments to support small businesses and social enterprises to be greener, improve employee welfare and make it easier to shop local. Co-leader @AdrianRamsay 👇
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And if you’re in #Brighton today, do check out some of my fave local businesses - eg @oliversbrighton @littlebeachbout Whirligig Toys JuJu clothes @CityBooksinHove (OK so #Hove actually - but very lovely) #SmallBizSatUK #SmallBusinessSaturday @FSBSussex
It’s here: today Small Business Saturday celebrates extraordinary small businesses across the UK! Let's show our local businesses some love today by supporting our incredible #smallbiz community either in person or online. #ShopSmall #ThinkLocal #SmallBizSatUK
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Caroline Lucas retweeted
If Formula One is to race in Saudi Arabia, it has a duty to speak up for human rights. Thanks to @hammersmithandy, @CarolineLucas, @PBottomleyMP, @amcarmichaelMP, @PeterHain, Lord Dholakia and Baroness Stern for raising the urgent need for death penalty reform.
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Today is #FuelPovertyAwarenessDay - this could be worst winter for some people in years Rising energy bills mean over 4m UK households face fuel poverty Govt’s appalling record on home insulation schemes urgently needs to be reversed & UC uplift restored @NEA_UKCharity
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"We.. have the ability to massively reduce our fossil fuel demand and a lot of that work will also create good quality jobs" Patrick Harvie, co-leader of the Scottish Green Party, says Scotland has a quarter of Europe's renewable electricity potential bbc.in/3dm65CR
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You know all those documentaries you've watched about a dictator's path to power? You know there's always the bit where you think: "Why didn't people do something? They could have stopped him while there was still time"? That's the bit we're at.
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NO! This is madness. This is slipping under the radar. Please join me & sign and share! Liberty Human Rights ⁦@lucysiegle⁩ ⁦@liviafirth⁩ ⁦⁦@WarOnWant⁩ ⁦@CEEbill_NOWaction.libertyhumanrights.or…
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Yes, the pandemic is being used to take away our liberties. But not in way we're being told. While all the sound and fury against facemasks and vaccines is sucking up the oxygen, the government is slipping these massive, tyrannical powers past Parliament.
This should be all over the front pages. The government's terminating our right to protest, through amendments sneaked into the Police Bill at the last minute. It's the biggest assault on democracy in 70+ years, and hardly anyone seems to know. My column theguardian.com/commentisfre…
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BREAKING: Shell pulls out of #Cambo - this is huge!! And surely the death knell for this massively misguided project. Congrats to all for building the public & political pressure to #stopCambo ✊✊✊ Let’s keep going for 39 other projects in the pipeline! theguardian.com/environment/…
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Tonight, MPs debated a #WellbeingEconomy approach to tackling the climate emergency. Thank you to @_laurasharples for starting the petition that made this possible, to everyone who signed and @CarolineLucas for leading the debate. Highlights below from an encouraging session 🧵
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#ICYMI, watch the #UK's first parliamentary debate on a #WellbeingEconomy approach to tackling the #ClimateEmergency: bit.ly/3d3nhx5. Short on time? Read the transcript here: bit.ly/3pdxoF1
"The GDP figures we’re using to measure economic success also measure the rate at which we're barrelling towards climate catastrophe" I set out the case for moving to a #WellbeingEconomy in first-ever Commons debate on the issue
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For the 1st time, #EU recognises the need to shift towards a #WellbeingEconomy 👏In the #8EAP (European Environmental Plan), EU institutions committed to ensuring policymaking is guided by indicators that give a better view of social & environmental progress than only #GDP growth
Deal on #8EAP! The good: ✅Big strides on stronger environmental policy-making & move towards wellbeing economy The bad: ❌Still no end date for fossil fuel and other environmentally harmful subsidies @EU_Commission must propose binding deadline ASAP! wwf.eu/?uNewsID=5349916
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Many congratulations 👏👏 That’s really exciting - here’s hoping UK follows! #WellBeingEconomy
Time for the EU to look #BeyondGDP : #8EAP sets down Wellbeing Economy as explicit priority objective of EU for 2030. First time for EU law + nb step to more progressive economy. @EU_Commission must develop Beyond GDP indicators to measure progress towards #WellbeingEconomy
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watch this film - proper funny and deadly serious all at the same time #cop26 #ClimateEmergency
"I thought I was getting Wolf Blitzer from CNN, so how do you think I'm feeling?" @Ed_Miliband and @JonathanPieNews trade insults - some scripted, some not - in our new #cop26 film The World's End (whole film here: invidious.fdn.fr/watch?v=23nDxPSI…)
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