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Caroline Lucas said the parliamentary build-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq demonstrated that Parliament should always be allowed a free vote on issues "of such magnitude as war". “I think maybe what we don’t know is exactly why the evid... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: International development questions (topical at 11.53am) 12.00 noon: Prime minister’s questions 12.30pm: Health secretary Jeremy Hunt delivers a statement on the safe and sustainable review of children’s hea... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Northern Ireland questions 12.00 noon: Prime minister’s questions Main business Opposition day debate (1st allotted day): (i) Badger cull; (ii) Accident and emegency waiting times Draft Local Transport... Continue to article
Caroline Lucas insisted the Green party was making electoral progress. “Well, they're [UKIP] certainly doing very well at the moment and I wouldn't mind some of the wealthy backing they have from big business if we had that we ... Continue to article
David Cameron’s "red line diplomacy" on Syria has been criticised by Sir Menzies Campbell. The Prime Minister said today that there was “limited” evidence that chemical weapons might have been used, and echoed Barack Obama’s comments tha... Continue to article
Labour were accused of representing “Tory-lite” this evening as the former Green leader issued a stinging attack on the party’s policy positions. Caroline Lucas said Ed Miliband’s party had been inconsistent on welfare reforms. “They are... Continue to article
Caroline Lucas said drug consumption rooms would help to get needles off the streets. "A lot of it is building on good work that’s going on in the city right now, and there is the more controversial proposal which is about the idea of lo... Continue to article
By Jon Stone The tradition of inclusive decision-making in Britain’s universities is “under attack” by unaccountable managers, MPs have warned. Katy Clark, who sits on Parliament’s innovation and skills committee, told PoliticsHo... Continue to article
Green party press release Responding to the Budget announcement, Green MP Caroline Lucas (Brighton Pavilion) said: "Amidst the tax breaks for shale gas and boastful roadbuilding pledges, there is one huge green economy-shaped hole in thi... Continue to article
Green Party MP and Leader Caroline Lucas has announced that she will not seek re-election as the party's leader when her second term expires in September.
In a statement on the Greens' website, Ms Lucas said: "We're lucky to have a wealth of capability and experience in our Party. Now feels like the right time to step aside, to allow more of that ability to come forward and help the party to grow."
Green MP Caroline Lucas is to demand that drug use is decriminalised in Brighton and treatment emphasised above punishment. Ms Lucas plans to use Communities Secretary Eric Pickles' localism agenda to call for the change in local laws.
Leftwing Labour campaigner Tony Benn has launched a "coalition of resistance" in opposition to the coalition government's program of cuts. The coalition includes Caroline Lucas MP, John McDonnell MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP and Bob Crow from the RMT.
Green Party leader Caroline Lucas has tabled two Early Day Motions urging the Government to overhaul its "ineffective and incoherent" policy on alcohol. The motions ask the Chancellor to consider minimum pricing on ultra-cheap alcohol and end the tax loophole that lets white cider sell for less than bottled water.
Ms Lucas believes preventing supermarkets from heavily discounting drink would also have a knock-on effect helping the UK's struggling local pubs.
Conservative party chairman Baroness Warsi has warned that AV gives more power to extremists. In an opinion piece for The Sun, she said that AV would mean mainstream candidates "pandering to extremist voters".
The news follows yesterday's "Yes" vote event in which Ed Miliband joined former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy and other senior MPs yesterday in a call for Britain to vote in favour of the Alternative Vote. Green Party leader Caroline Lucas also spoke at the cross-party event, but Nick Clegg was notably absent after Mr Miliband refused to share a platform with him.
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