Tag Archives: Caroline Lucas MP

Many thanks Caroline, Peter, Lloyd and Rosie


It is very difficult to ignore the damage that our departure from the European Union will make to our economy and social needs. However if we are to leave the EU as 52% of the electorate in 2016 determined, it … Continue reading

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How Sussex MPs responded in last nights debate


The overall decision to finally reject Theresa Mays Brexit deal (which had not changed at all since it was intended to be voted on in December) was clear with 391 MPs voting no and 242 voting yes. There was a … Continue reading

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Parliament needs to become accountable and credible


Yesterday several thousand children chose not to go to School in order to campaign about the need for greater focus on climate change by our nation and in particular our Government. It is tragic that Andrea Leadsom ignored this specific … Continue reading

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A letter that has taken 9 months to arrive


Occasionally letters get caught up in the Postal System and take a long time to be found. However when the letter is merely travelling from one MPs Office to that of a Government Minister, it seems hard to explain why … Continue reading

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Electoral reform


I regularly write about the need for a reform of our democratic processes and structures. With one or two notable exceptions, most people I speak to about these things, and most people who respond to my blogs and postings agree … Continue reading

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The London Bridge fallacy


On Tuesday the House of Commons which is currently in recess published a question from Caroline Lucas to the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin MP. Mr McLoughlin did not reply personally (perhaps he was stuck on a train) but Claire … Continue reading

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Lets celebrate our politicians


In a society that is broadly speaking out of love with its political leaders and cynical about the nature of politics, images such as this one should be seen as a good thing. The decision by Coombe Road Primary School … Continue reading

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Early Day Motion 1421


Educating our youngest children depends on reconciling a number of challenging facts. The need for a higher staff to children ratio than in nearly all other forms of education is one which seems to be understood by most people when … Continue reading

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A home for Syrian orphans


On Monday night 570 MPs voted on an amendment to the Governments Immigration Bill put forward by Labour Lord Alf Dubs. Quite what happened to the other 80 MPs is worthy of question, clearly some may have abstained but 80 … Continue reading

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Lets have some accountability


Last week marked 3 months since MPs voted to drop British Bombs and Missiles on Syria. The vote at the time was declared to be a matter of urgency and immediacy and all Sussex MPs except Andrew Tyrie and Caroline Lucas … Continue reading

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