Jobs & Economy

ThrivingEconomy
  • Decent jobs, and a welfare state to be proud of
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  • Thriving local business
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  • A living wage

No alternative?

Over the past decade, the Tories have devastated public services with their savage programme of austerity.

They’ve inflicted years of austerity on the British people: cutting vital services, forcing up household costs, eroding workers’ rights  and delaying the economic recovery.

The money was found to replace Trident but not to keep our libraries open.  It was found to bail out the banks but not to protect public services like the NHS and schools.  It was found for projects like HS2, but not for the rural buses that people who don't drive depend on. 

“We’re putting forward a real alternative. The alternative to austerity. The alternative to zero hours contracts. The alternative to Trident. The alternative to a rail system that allows private shareholders to profit while passengers pay some of the highest fares in Europe”

Caroline Lucas, MP

We don’t feel we are being particularly radical when we say: there is another way.

In Parliament Caroline has been a longstanding opponent of austerity, and an advocate for a different kind of economy. 

She believes that everyone should have access to well-paid work as well as time off to do the things they love. She's pushing for a transformation of the welfare state to ensure everyone is protected, and she's pushing for a transition to a zero carbon economy with a Green New Deal.