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Caroline Lucas

@CarolineLucas

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Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, former leader and co-leader of @TheGreenParty , Mum of two. A better world is possible. Let’s make it happen

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Caroline Lucas Retweeted
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Carla Denyer
3 hours ago
Greens have long called for a #DirtyProfitsTax on the most polluting industries. The Tory version of a #WindfallTax though is taking from the fossil fuel companies with one hand but giving it back with the other by rewarding more oil & gas investment 🤦‍♀️ Me for @IndyVoices 👀📰
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Caroline Lucas
5 hours ago
And there we have it - an effective admission from Govt that bankrolling fossil fuel giants means everything, and climate targets mean nothing #keepitintheground
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Natalie Bennett
6 hours ago
Unbelievably, #Government have confirmed that oil and gas companies can largely avoid the windfall tax by re-investing their profits. And there will be no tax relief for investment in renewables! You read correctly. NO TAX RELIEF FOR INVESTMENT IN RENEWABLES 🤯 #WindfallTax
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Caroline Lucas
6 hours ago
In April, Govt confirmed plan to take £140 Warm Homes Discount away from 300,000 disabled people – so for them, the £150 'one-off' that Govt is now offering will merely offset the £140 that Ministers are taking away *Long term* additional help is needed for all disabled people
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Scope
7 hours ago
📢 “Disabled people also face extra costs...” After many government announcements that overlooked disabled people, it’s significant to get this frank acknowledgement from the Chancellor. But this targeted support cannot be a one-off. 🧵1/7
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Caroline Lucas
7 hours ago
I & @GreenJennyJones took Govt to court for spying on our emails – now it's finally admitted it was unlawful Parliamentarians must be trusted source for those challenging Govt – blanket surveillance of communications is wrong & illegal @BigBrotherWatch
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Caroline Lucas
7 hours ago
Can't quite believe what I'm reading 👀 The Govt really does say rebate on #windfalltax only applies if energy companies extract *more* oil & gas Bone-headedly stupid, even by this Govt's standards, to be incentivising climate-wrecking fossil fuels #keepitintheground
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Caroline Lucas
9 hours ago
A windfall tax on obscene oil & gas profits is a start - but we can’t just dust off our hands as if it’s job done Investing in energy efficiency is fastest & cheapest way to literally insulate families from energy price rises - this was shamefully absent today My statement 👇
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Caroline Lucas
13 hours ago
"You should be rejecting fossil fuel companies and protecting the planet. You should be insulating homes. All you do is give out plasters - we need a real solution, we need a #GreenNewDeal " Brilliant action by @GNDRising ! 👏👏👏 #costofliving #ClimateCrisis
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Green New Deal Rising
a day ago
Tonight, we disrupted a Treasury event in Westminster to demand immediate action on the cost-of-living scandal. Because as millions go hungry, the energy price cap is set to rise AGAIN. We want a Gov committed to protecting people, not the profits of fossil fuel giants.
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Femi
2 days ago
BREAKING: Rishi Sunak is announcing new support for the cost of living on the same day as the Sue Gray Report. TRANSLATION: The government was happy to watch people freeze and starve for months, but only thought it was worth helping if it could help distract from their crimes.
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Caroline Lucas
a day ago
This careful avoidance of a very simple question on Kremlin-linked trolling in #Brexit referendum speaks volumes Why not just reply to say they haven't seen any form of Kremlin-linked interference or trolling in EU ref? Presumably because that's not true & Govt is covering up
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Adam Bienkov
a day ago
So in summary Boris Johnson: - First said he was deeply “humbled” by the Sue Gray report - Then said he had been “vindicated” by it - Then called on the leader of the opposition to resign.
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Caroline Lucas
a day ago
For all that #SueGray has told us today - let's not forget what it hasn't told us. There's still so much missing from this report that needs investigating.
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Paul Brand
a day ago
Interestingly Gray says that she abandoned her investigations into the alleged 'ABBA' party in the No 10 flat on the night Dominic Cummings left Downing Street. The Met interrupted her investigations and she decided it wouldn't be proportionate to resume them after Met concluded.
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Caroline Lucas
a day ago
#SueGray : “The senior leadership at the centre, both political and official, must bear responsibility for this culture." And the most senior person is the Prime Minister. @BorisJohnson can only "move on" by moving out of No.10
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Caroline Lucas
a day ago
PM: "The entire senior management has changed." If only. #SueGray
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Caroline Lucas
a day ago
“The rules were followed at all times”, he said “All guidance was followed completely in Number 10”, he said If this isn’t a blatant lie, I don’t know what is. As much as the PM tries to, he can’t hide from his own words #SueGray
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