Caroline Lucas

The protection of our coastal waters, management of our fishers, cleanliness of our air and the protection of our widlife are all mandated by European law. Outside the EU, this iconic view of the Seven Sisters could be sadly tarnished. Photo: weesam2010 v

Remain in the EU to protect our environment

Caroline Lucas
| 20th April 2016
Remember when the UK was the 'dirty man of Europe'? What has changed since then, writes Caroline Lucas, is our membership of the EU - which has made us raise our environmental performance on everything from fisheries to air pollution, nature conservation, clean bathing waters and renewable energy. Leave, and it could all go into reverse.

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It may not always feel that way, but the UK's European partners are constantly holding the UK's right wing political establishment in check. Photo: Paul Shaw / Number 10 via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND).

If you think it's bad inside the EU, think again

Caroline Lucas
| 9th February 2016
A British exit from the EU wouldn't liberate us from the extreme neoliberalism epitomised by TTIP, writes Caroline Lucas. On the contrary, UK governments have been the strongest drivers of the EU's 'free trade', pro-corporate agenda. Despite all the EU's faults - and they are many - it is protecting us from much, much worse.

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PostCapitalism by Paul Mason, published by Penguin / Allen Lane.

PostCapitalism: is it what we Greens have always wanted?

Caroline Lucas
| 2nd October 2015
Will we ever be able to say goodbye to capitalism? In his new book Paul Mason argues that its demise is inevitable, writes Caroline Lucas: neoliberalism contains the seeds of its own destruction, and it's up to ordinary people to replace it with a green, sustainable and cooperative society. So let's do it!

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Caroline Lucas outside Brighton Court Centre. Photo: Zoe Broughton.

Fracking - the clean fight against dirty fuels

Caroline Lucas
| 22nd April 2014
Following her acquittal on charges of obstructing the entrance to a fracking site in Balcombe, Sussex, Caroline Lucas explains why this is only the beginning of the fight against shale gas - and why we must also promote the clean energy alternatives.

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It's not just Caroline Lucas - Josef Dobraszczyk is one of the five fracking protest defendants in the Brighton Court this week. Photo: Zoe Brougton.

Time is running out

Caroline Lucas
her co-defendants
| 29th March 2014
This statement was read out by the five anti-fracking campaigners standing trial at Brighton Magistrates Court this week, for joining in a peaceful protest near the Sussex village of Balcombe. The trial will resume on 17th April, when a verdict is expected.

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Caroline Lucas marching for the NHS. Photo: Green Party of England & Wales.

We must protect NHS democracy

Caroline Lucas
| 28th February 2014
The UK's Coalition Government told us it wanted to hand control of the NHS to patients. In truth, writes Caroline Lucas MP, it is attacking NHS democracy on every side.

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