Huge numbers of people across the city have been in touch recently to ask how they can help those fleeing conflict, hunger and suffering around the world - an upwelling of compassion and hope that is in such stark contrast to the cruel and counterproductive position of the Government.
A Radical New Vision for British Agriculture
Oxford Farming Conference, Jan 4 2019
Thank you so much for inviting me to be here today.
I was following yesterday morning’s session via the live stream and was really encouraged that when Anna asked the audience whether they still felt there was a divide between farmers and environmentalists the overwhelming majority said no.
To mark Srebrenica Memorial Day, Caroline Lucas MP honoured those who were murdered during the genocide 23 years ago.
The MP for Brighton Pavilion signed the Remembering Srebrenica Book of Pledges, promising to stand up to hatred and intolerance and promote a fair, equal and cohesive society for everyone.
Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the worst atrocity on European soil since World War Two when over 8,000 men and boys were murdered just because of their faith in the Srebrenica genocide.
Caroline has said responsibility for the Windrush scandal falls “squarely on the shoulders of our Prime Minister” after revelations she ignored a critical report while serving as Home Secretary.
In response to a Parliamentary Question, the Government has confirmed it did not act on recommendations of the Chasing Status report published in October 2014, when Theresa May was Home Secretary.
It’s nearly the end of Catch The Bus Week – an opportunity to encourage people to travel by bus, and to highlight the environmental benefits of bus travel, particularly in reducing air pollution. If we all switched from car to bus for just one journey a month, it would mean one billion fewer car journeys on our roads and would save 2 million tons of CO2 every year.
Our political system is in desperate need of reform. We need to tackle the harmful influence of big business and corporate lobbyists. We need more transparency and public scrutiny of decision makers. And we need social justice and environmental protection to come before short-term corporate profit.
All of these things are true in Westminster – and equally applicable at EU level.
This week’s crisis in Port Talbot and elsewhere has not come out of the blue – Britain’s steel industry has been in trouble for some time now – and David Cameron, business secretary Sajid Javid, and the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills all appear to have been asleep on the job.
Exciting news! The Green Party is now formally affiliated with Another Europe is Possible - the progressive, radical campaign to ‘stay in Europe to change Europe’.
Another Europe is Possible was founded by a group of grassroots activists and campaigners who share a passion for building a Europe of democracy, human rights, environmental protection and social justice.