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Caroline Lucas

Caroline is Member of Parliament for Brighton Pavilion and leader of the Green Party of England and Wales.

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Gender discrimination shadows women, from cradle to grave

A petition to include mothers on marriage certificates has gained 70,000 signatures. To some it sounds trivial, but excluding mothers’ names serves to wipe women from historical record, and it's just one example of sexism that women face every day

Green MP Caroline Lucas is arrested near Balcombe during the anti-fracking protests

Why I risked arrest to protest against fracking

Ministers are ignoring analysis that undermines the myth it will lower fuel bills

Trident: Does Britain need a submarine-based nuclear missile system that will cost £100 billion?

Ministers argue that having nuclear submarines permanently patrolling our waters has “served us well”

Unchecked growth in capacity at Heathrow and elsewhere would make it impossible for the UK to meet its emissions reduction target of 80 per cent by 2050

Caroline Lucas: The Green case against airport expansion

We must end this obsession with a third runway and recognise our limits

Caroline Lucas: A three-point plan that would fit the bill

It is estimated that more than five million people in the UK are facing fuel poverty. Average annual household bills for gas and electricity exceed £1,200, and uSwitch has predicted that by 2020 this could rise to £3,202. Yet energy companies' profit margins go up and up. Ofgem warned last October that profits on dual fuel deals had risen from £15 per household to £125 – a rise of 733 per cent.

Green Philosophy: How to Think Seriously About the Planet, By Roger Scruton

With the Tory leadership distancing itself from the environmental agenda it had courted so keenly before the last election, and the Coalition government dangerously divided over green policies, philosopher Roger Scruton's thoughtful study on environmentalism in the conservative tradition arrives at a timely moment. Acknowledging that the environment is the most urgent political problem of our age – an intellectual step that already takes him beyond most Conservatives – the author, who is both a conservative and a conservationist, seeks to reclaim it from the clutches of the left.

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