Official review finds airstrikes on civilians were ‘isolated incidents’
Caroline LucasHow the Foreign Secretary can say on one day that the UK will act as a force for good in the world, standing up for human rights, and then on the next, agree to this moral outrage is just unbelievable
The hypocrisy leaves me lost for words
PM accused of ‘passing the buck’ by saying care homes’ procedures early in pandemic could have been better
Caroline LucasThis is utterly shameless. The prime minister has already tried to shift blame for his disastrous handling of Covid to sicentists. Now it's care homes
He needs to accept that responsibility for the UK's high infection & death rate rests solely with him
Campaigners urge government to make last chance ‘life-saving’ changes to the domestic abuse bill
Caroline LucasThe #DomesticAbuseBill must protect *all* survivors, so it's unacceptable that migrant women have been left out
This leaves them more vulnerable & sends out message that their protection doesn't matter. It does & the Bill must reflect this
Save Our Butterflies, Bees and Wildflowers By Protecting British Meadows!
Caroline Lucas97% of British wildflower meadows have been eradicated since the Second World War
Government must use its upcoming Environment Bill to protect and expand our remaining meadows
Sign @Love_plants petition
PM rejects imminent inquiry into deaths, as Keir Starmer calls for July budget
Caroline LucasRoosevelt's New Deal helped build fairer, greener US. Johnson's version risks driving us straight to #climatecrisis
The *deal* we need now is a #GreenNewDeal
- green infrastructure, not new roads
- protection for workers, not CEO bonuses
Cabinet secretary had been at odds with Dominic Cummings and a target of hostile briefings
Caroline LucasThis attack on our impartial civil service is completely unacceptable.
The more so because the hand behind it belongs to an unelected official who treats rules - & the rest of us - with contempt
Residents described a "breakdown of decent behaviour", traffic gridlock and littering on Wednesday.
Caroline LucasWorrying, not just for Bournemouth but all seaside towns inc #Brighton
We love welcoming visitors but want everyone to be safe & need time to make city ready
Pls respect the rules & our city. Covid_19 is still a threat & Govt mixed messages don’t help
The urgency of the climate emergency has grown but there has been little progress so far
Caroline LucasAlmost a year since law was passed for net zero by 2050. Progress so far?
❌Millions of £££ in unconditional bailouts for airlines, oil & gas
❌No strategy for insulating homes
❌Glacial progress on replacing gas boilers
This is nothing like good enough
Like a lot of the country’s pandemic response, contact tracing has been hampered by inconsistency, with much promised but little delivered.
Caroline LucasAn utterly damning report on the UK's test & trace App & the secretive process that led to the £108 million contract being awarded
Far from *world beating* as PM claimed, it's a global embarrassment
The move follows a review into UK aid spending conducted by crossbench peer and academic Lord Bew.
Caroline LucasThis is a hugely damaging move. So Johnson’s *global Britain* means reducing impact of our aid budget by making it a branch of Foreign Office
The focus of aid must continue to be poverty reduction & international dvlpmt must be represented in Cabinet
Rishi Sunak needs to think radically by introducing a universal basic income until this crisis passes, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins
“Sunak should slash VAT & extend his direct payments to all who need it for remainder of the year. The government owes all Britons a universal basic income until this crisis passes. As for the cost, it should be written off. Let the bankers howl”
Boris Johnson has rejected an appeal from Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford to extend free school meals across the summer holiday period
Caroline LucasHunger doesn’t respect term dates
This speaks volumes about priorities of this cruel incompetent Government
They had to do U-turn on same issue at Easter & will no doubt be forced to again now
Why not stop picking fights & start governing effectively?
Hospitality sector calls on No 10 to rethink absence from travel information app and website
Caroline LucasOur tourism sector desperately needs reviving. Yet this initiative is rejected out of hand simply because it comes from ... the EU
This Government's Little England isolationism trumps everything, including vital jobs
BAME households are four times more likely to live in overcrowded accommodation than white households
Caroline LucasThree years after #Grenfell Tower fire, access to a decent home still depends on race and class, 2000 buildings remain covered in dangerous cladding, and the families are still waiting for justice #EnoughIsEnough #JusticeForGrenfell
International agency says UK economy likely to shrink 11.5% this year - the worst of developed countries.
Caroline LucasThe UK has the highest number of excess deaths in Europe from coronavirus
It's now likely to be the worst affected major economy
How long is the prime minister going to maintain he's proud of his record on #Covid19
Yes, it would be foolish to see only parallels in the US and UK experience. But to downplay our own problems would be shameful
Caroline LucasVital from @DavidOlusoga👇
“For 2 centuries, we’ve deployed American racism as a distraction. . .we find it easier to recognise American forms of racism than we do our own ...pointing fingers is always more comforting than looking in the mirror”
Leaked letter instructs ministers to have ‘no specific policy’ on the issue
Caroline LucasDeeply worrying evidence that PM planning to sell out UK farmers & our environment in US trade deal, despite empty promises to the contrary
We urgently need legal guarantees on enshrining high standards on food, animal welfare & environmental protection