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Syria: The Prime Minister has trampled over parliamentary democracy and risks escalating a deadly situation

In a joint statement, Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley, the co-leaders of the Green Party, have responded to Britain's airstrikes in Syria. 

They said: 

Tories try to drown out Caroline's Question on Cambridge Analytica

On Wednesday Tory MPs tried to drown out Caroline's question on Cambridge Analytica - but she persevered and demanded cross-party talks to address serious issues regarding our electoral processes.

Caroline responds to Government's bottle return scheme

Caroline has responded to a government announcement on a deposit return scheme. The Government has said it will introduce a deposit return scheme to increase recycling rates and slash the amount of waste polluting our land and seas subject to consultation later this year.

Lucas says that such a scheme is 'just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to reducing plastics waste'.

Caroline: Harrasment report is a 'blow to patriarchal politics'

Caroline has called the proposals of cross-party group on sexual harrasment a 'blow to patriarchal politics'. Lucas said that the report 'doesn't go as far' as she would have liked, but that it nonetheless represents a 'step change' for those fighting sexual harrasment and bullying in politics. 

Caroline slams 'brass neck Boris' over NHS Intervention

Caroline has slammed 'brass neck Boris' for his stance on the NHS, calling his intervention 'self-aggrandising of the worst kind' and pointed to his role in damaging the NHS.

Caroline said:

"It seems that brass neck Boris has struck again. Not only does this brexiteer-in-chief keep repeating lies about mythical savings from leaving the EU, but now he's trying to position himself as a saviour of the NHS after his party's extreme brexit stance has caused EU nurses to leave the UK in droves.

Caroline: Behind the Government's green veneer we see continued failure on green energy

Caroline has responded to damning stats which show that investment in clean energy plunged by more in Britain than in any other country last year because of government policy changes. 

Caroline responds to Balcombe test drilling

Caroline has responded to news that Cauadrilla has been given the go-ahead to explore for oil near a West Sussex village that was the site of the UK’s biggest anti-fracking protests.

The approval came as another shale company said it was planning a legal challenge against Scotland’s fracking ban.

Caroline Said:

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