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Caroline Lucas to join school climate strike

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas is to join school children on strike over climate change this Friday.

The Brighton Pavilion MP will address students at the city’s clock tower as they take part in a nationwide strike for climate action. Thousands of young people across the UK are expected to refuse to attend school in protest at the Government’s failure to slash emissions in line with targets to keep global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees.

Think Anew, Act Anew

It’s a pleasure to be here today, and to welcome you all to this Convention.

I want to start by saying a huge thank you to everyone who has made it happen at such short notice.

And - perhaps more unexpectedly - I also want to say a genuine thank you to the 17.4 million people who gave the Establishment such a well-deserved kicking in 2016.

Thanks to you, the crisis at the heart of our democracy – and the intolerable levels of inequality and insecurity experienced by so many – can no longer be ignored.

Immigration white paper could affect 75% of Brighton hospital vacancies

Figures shared with Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas by Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals suggest up to 75 per cent of their current vacancies could be affected by the Government’s plans for a £30,000 income threshold for new migrants after Brexit.

Brexit TV debate must be cross-party

Calling on broadcasters to include the Green Party in any TV debate on the Government's Brexit deal, Caroline Lucas MP said:

"It's good to hear the Prime Minister is considering reaching out to the public with a TV debate on her bungled Brexit deal. But for this conversation about our collective future to have any semblance of democracy, it must represent the views of everyone.

 

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