Blog Posts - Caroline Lucas



A total lack of consultation

The following paragraph was published this morning in the Argus newspaper in the Opinion section: According to a press release from NHS England in mid August, local NHS organisations were “working together for the first time on shared plans to R...
by IanChisnall on Dec 14, 2016

Richmond Park Donation Scandal Rocks the Green Party

An internal party report written by the Chair and two other senior members of Kingston Green Party, reveals that pressure was put on the two local parties which cover the Richmond Park constituency, not to stand a candidate in the recent by-election.
by London Green Left on Dec 6, 2016

The ethnic diversity deficit in the Green Party

In a post just before the results of the Green Party leadership election were declared I predicted that we would have a more homogenous leadership - white, middle class and London/South East based.  LINKThe co-leader victory of Caroline Lucas an...
by wembleymatters on Sep 5, 2016

Guardian Says Green Party Should Move to the Right

On the first full day of the Green Party autumn conference, The Guardian newspaper runs an editorial piece entitled ‘The Guardian view on Green leadership: a challenge and an opportunity’ with the sub heading saying ‘The party should move on fr...
by London Green Left on Sep 3, 2016

A homogeneous Green Party leadership?

The possible new Green Party leadership trioThe results of the Green Party leadership will be announced at the Green Party Conference in Birmingham today and I am 99% sure that Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley will be crowned as the new co-leaders...
by wembleymatters on Sep 2, 2016

Progressive Alliance Panel at Green Party Conference

Friday 2 September, 18.30-19.45Progressive Alliances: The case for cross-party working and why it could be a game-changer for the Green PartyThis session will explore the various options that collectively get called a 'progressive alliance'. It will...
by wembleymatters on Sep 1, 2016

‘Progressive Alliance’ - Just too many fault lines make it Doomed to Failure

Written by Charles GateCaroline Lucas is simply the most significant individual that the Green Party (England and Wales variety) has ever had and yet many in the party are having difficulty with her belief that a ‘Progressive Alliance’ (PA) is ei...
by London Green Left on Aug 29, 2016

Who will speak up for us?

For those of us who are enjoying the last Bank Holiday of the Summer with weather in Sussex at least, that seems ideal, its hard to turn our attention towards things a wee bit more serious. Alternatively for those focused … Continue reading ...
by IanChisnall on Aug 29, 2016

Green Party Activists Voice Doubts about an Electoral Progressive Alliance

As counting begins in the Green Party leader and deputy leader elections, Caroline Lucas, one of the (joint) candidates for leader, has renewed her call for a progressive alliance of parties of the broad left at the next general election.But not all...
by London Green Left on Aug 26, 2016

Ashford Green Party resolutions on the 'Progressive Alliance'

Earlier in August, with the Green Party leadership context getting underway, I published an article about some of the underlying issues LINK. These include the proposal for a 'progressive alliance' which forms part of the Lucas-Bartley platform. Thei...
by wembleymatters on Aug 23, 2016

Caroline Lucas: Corbyn's support for NHS Bill was not 'inept'

Caroline Lucas' letter to the Guardian I have no wish to intrude on the Labour leadership debates and I have no idea whether former shadow health minister Heidi Alexander is right in her critique of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership style, but for he...
by wembleymatters on Aug 22, 2016

Green Party at 7% in Opinion Poll – Highest since the Green Surge as Labour Fall

A national opinion poll by TNS shows the Green Party at 7%, which is the highest poll rating since the Green surge, just prior to the general election in 2015. We are all somewhat sceptical of opinion polls after the recent failures to predict the ge...
by London Green Left on Aug 15, 2016

Some of the issues lurking beneath the surface of the Green Party leadership election

Line up at a hustings for leader and deputy. Amelia Womack was on holiday.Written in individual capacity  As the great Labour leadership battle storms on amidst thunderous roars, flashes of lightning and torrents of abuse, in a comparatively cal...
by wembleymatters on Aug 2, 2016

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 readi...
by IanChisnall on Jul 23, 2016

10 attempts by minister but still no consistent or coherent UK government definiton of extremism

From Peter Tatchell Foundation“The government’s planned Extremism Disruption Orders (EDOs) are so vague and ill-defined that they are a potential threat to free speech and dissenting opinions. When questioned by the UK parliament’s Joint Commit...
by wembleymatters on Jul 19, 2016

Interview - Jonathan Bartley, Green Party Co-Leadership Candidate

Green Left supporter Jonathan Bartley talks to Mike Shaughnessy about his candidature for the Green Party leadership on a joint ticket with Caroline Lucas:Tell me a bit about your background and how you came into politics?I am a descendant of the Qua...
by London Green Left on Jul 11, 2016

Shahrar Ali calls for Green Party internal referendum on party's Progressive Alliance positions

Shahrar Ali, a contender for deputy leadership of the Green Party, a post he currently holds, has called for a possible internal referendum on the negotiating position the party should hold in an discussion on a Progressive Alliance with other partie...
by wembleymatters on Jul 11, 2016

Lucas: Chilcot proves Blair lied about reasons for going to war - Stop the War meeting tomorrow

Caroline Lucas the Green party MP, said today that the report is 'damning' and shows that Blair and colleagues 'lied' to the public about their reasons for going to war. She said: “Chilcot’s report is damning for Blair, his cabinet and all those...
by wembleymatters on Jul 6, 2016

Green Parties propose talks on progressive alliance post-Referendum vote

This is the text of the open letter that has gone from the Green Parties of England, Wales and Northern Ireland to Jeremy Corbyn, Tim Farron and Leanne Wood urging talks about a progressive alliance. Dear all,In a spirit of openness and transpa...
by wembleymatters on Jun 29, 2016

Lucas: Progressive should unite against prospect of a Tory-UKIP-DUP Brexit government

From Caroline Lucas' blog LINKCaroline Lucas has reacted to the current crisis in both the Labour and Conservative parties with the following comment:"Britain is in crisis and people are scared about the future. Never have we had a greater need for...
by wembleymatters on Jun 26, 2016


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