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A Radical New Vision for British Agriculture

A Radical New Vision for British Agriculture

Oxford Farming Conference, Jan 4 2019

 

1. Introduction

 

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.

Caroline marks Srebrenica Memorial Day

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.

Theresa May could have prevented much of damage caused by Windrush scandal

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.

CATCH THE BUS WEEK

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. 

Fixing the system - some Green priorities for EU reform

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.

Tory ministers have failed our steel industry – it’s time for a low-carbon industrial strategy with steel at its heart

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.

Joining the radical ‘remain’ campaign: Another Europe is Possible

 

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. 

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