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Today’s Home Office report which found "no obvious" link between tough laws and levels of illegal drug use offers “an open door” to drug policy reform, Caroline Lucas has said. Appearing on BBC’s Question Time programme, the Green MP, w... Continue to article
MPs from across the House have urged ministers to adopt an evidence-based approach to drugs in the wake of a Home Office report finding "no obvious" link between tough laws and levels of illegal drug use. Green MP Caroline Lucas secured ... Continue to article
Caroline Lucas said a Home Office report indicating that there is no link between the severity of a country's drugs policy and its relative level of drug use heralded a long-overdue shift in opinion on the issue. “That’s right. I think i... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 9.30am: Environment, food and rural affairs questions (topicals at 10.05am) 10.15am: Questions to the Church Commissioners and Public Accounts Commission and Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission 10.30am: B... Continue to article
Responding to reports that former leader of the Scottish Labour party Johann Lamont resigned as a result of disagreements with Ed Miliband over the bedroom tax, amongst other things, Caroline Lucas said it showed that the Labour party ... Continue to article
Caroline Lucas said the Green party should be included in the election debates given that they have outperformed the Liberal Democrats in some recent polls and have had an MP in Parliament for four years. “There are previous polls just... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Deputy prime minister questions (topicals at 11.50am) 12.10pm: Attorney general questions Presentation of Bill: Taxation of Pensions Bill (Chancellor) Main business Ten minute rule motion: Carers Bedro... Continue to article
Caroline Lucas said both Ukip and the Greens deserved to be included in the proposed TV debates. "Absolutely we’ll want to take part, and we think that this proposal really shows that the broadcasters aren’t keeping in touch and up to da... Continue to article
Caroline Lucas said being a lone MP in the House of Commons would be a different experience for Douglas Carswell as part of Ukip, than for her as part of the Green party. “I think people are generally happy to work with Greens. They wa... Continue to article
Caroline Lucas said she had 'yet to be convinced' of the case for military action against the Islamic State militant group. "Clearly there is a vast sense of horror and people want to do something. But I have yet to be convinced that, fr... Continue to article
William Hague has urged Scots to reject independence, saying: "we want you to stay in the United Kingdom." David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg were all absent from this week's Prime Minister's Questions as they toured Scotland in ... Continue to article
Caroline Lucas accused the Government of hiding crucial bits of information on the dangers of fracking, following a report into the impact of shale gas drilling, which contained some redacted text. "I think this report would be comical ... Continue to article
Green Party MP and Leader Caroline Lucas has announced that she will not seek re-election as the party's leader when her second term expires in September.
In a statement on the Greens' website, Ms Lucas said: "We're lucky to have a wealth of capability and experience in our Party. Now feels like the right time to step aside, to allow more of that ability to come forward and help the party to grow."
Green MP Caroline Lucas is to demand that drug use is decriminalised in Brighton and treatment emphasised above punishment. Ms Lucas plans to use Communities Secretary Eric Pickles' localism agenda to call for the change in local laws.
Leftwing Labour campaigner Tony Benn has launched a "coalition of resistance" in opposition to the coalition government's program of cuts. The coalition includes Caroline Lucas MP, John McDonnell MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP and Bob Crow from the RMT.
Green Party leader Caroline Lucas has tabled two Early Day Motions urging the Government to overhaul its "ineffective and incoherent" policy on alcohol. The motions ask the Chancellor to consider minimum pricing on ultra-cheap alcohol and end the tax loophole that lets white cider sell for less than bottled water.
Ms Lucas believes preventing supermarkets from heavily discounting drink would also have a knock-on effect helping the UK's struggling local pubs.
Conservative party chairman Baroness Warsi has warned that AV gives more power to extremists. In an opinion piece for The Sun, she said that AV would mean mainstream candidates "pandering to extremist voters".
The news follows yesterday's "Yes" vote event in which Ed Miliband joined former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy and other senior MPs yesterday in a call for Britain to vote in favour of the Alternative Vote. Green Party leader Caroline Lucas also spoke at the cross-party event, but Nick Clegg was notably absent after Mr Miliband refused to share a platform with him.
30/10/2014 on BBC News
26/10/2014 on The Andrew Marr Show, BBC One
14/10/2014 on Daily Politics, BBC 2
13/10/2014 on The World At One, BBC Radio 4
11/10/2014 on Today, BBC Radio 4
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31/10/2014 on Channel 4 News
31/10/2014 on Channel 4 News
31/10/2014 on BBC News