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Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, former leader and co-leader of @TheGreenParty, Mum of two. A better world is possible. Let’s make it happen
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Jul 19 7 tweets 3 min read
Here's one piece of legislation you won't have heard of - but could set the future direction of finance in this country for a generation

Ahead of tonight's #MansionHouse speech & launch of Financial Services Bill, will @nadhimzahawi wake up to the #climateemergency?


As it stands, the Financial Services Bill will make "competitiveness & growth" a strategic objective, i.e forcing the Govt to take steps to 'act' on something

Meanwhile, climate & net zero is a "regulatory principle", i.e the Govt merely has to 'think' about it

Jul 18 8 tweets 4 min read
A quick🧵

Sorry/annoyed to miss the important #ProtectStudentChoice debate today - as @borisjohnson is so desperate to cling on he's tabled a motion of confidence in his own Govt at the same time…

@sfca_info @varndean @BHASVIC @ucu

1/8 ... But want to highlight campaign standing up for young people & BTECs - colleges in #Brighton & #Hove point to the success of BTECs & worry that removing funding for the majority of BTEC qualifications would be a serious and harmful mistake not least because disadvantaged

Jan 10 12 tweets 2 min read
Slightly technical thread on why I’m opposing #Nuclear Energy Financing bill - a comparison with US shows why it’s a costly disaster for all of us 👇

🧵1/12 In US, as in UK, high cost of building nuclear plants & introduction of competition into the provision of electric generation brought an end to any possibility that new nuclear could be built without government intervention
May 10, 2021 7 tweets 8 min read
Tomorrow, we hear the first #QueensSpeech this decade & the last before #COP26 climate summit

New legislation announced could be make or break for climate, nature and communities across the UK
Here are my #FiveToThrive Bills for a fairer, greener future 🧵👇 A #GreenNewDeal with the scale and ambition of @POTUS plan to upgrade America would: 
✅Create millions of good green jobs across the UK
🏡 Improve everyday life
🌍Set us on a path to a greener, fairer future
@labourlewis and I have a #GreenNewDeal bill that's ready to go
Dec 19, 2018 6 tweets 1 min read
The Government has today released long-awaited draft of new Environment Bill. 💚🌍📜 This is welcome 👏 - but I see a number of alarming sections. 🤔🚨 A thread. 1/6 1⃣ The environmental principles currently guaranteed under 🇪🇺 law *must* carry the same legal weight as they do now. Draft clauses says Gov't should "have regard to" but we know that leaves too much wiggle room. This must change. 2/6
Dec 5, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
There seem to me to be three key paragraphs in the Attorney General's legal advice to the Prime Minister on the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland - the 'backstop - in the Withdrawal Agreement.

Here they are. 1/4

Para 16: The Protocol will "endure indefinitely". Para 30: The review mechanism does not provide a unilateral route out of the backstop. 2/4
Oct 29, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Sometimes on days like this when everyone's scrapping around to get heard on the budget it's worth remembering some simple facts.

This is a bit of a thread. #Budget2018 We live in one of the richest nations on earth yet we fail to provide everyone with a roof over their head.

Parents need food banks to put dinner on the table. Most of those parents have a job. #Budget2018
Oct 8, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
#IPCC report says limiting warming to 1.5 degrees will require an industrial transition unprecedented in scale - but that it’s possible, if the political will is there - and that the wider opportunities and benefits are huge

So here are a few ideas for our own Government ... 1/6 Advice to Government:

Save money and carbon by stopping actively damaging projects like fracking, airport expansion, HS2, new nuclear, road expansion - and spend it on creating hundreds of thousands of jobs through a rapid expansion of renewables #IPCC 2/6
Nov 7, 2017 9 tweets 1 min read
Boris Johnson - the story:
1) Calls Commonwealth citizens "flag-waving piccaninnies" 2) Describes people from Congo having "watermelon smiles”