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Live webchat with MEP/Green Party leader Caroline Lucas, Mon 1 June, 12.30pm-1.30pm

(106 Posts)
GeraldineMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 26-May-09 14:08:56

We're pleased to flag up that Caroline Lucas is coming on to MN for a chat.

Caroline has two children, is the only woman leader of a UK political party and has been an MEP for the South East region for a decade (and is hoping to be re-elected on 4 June).

Please join us - the list of potential topics to discuss is huge (climate change, the economy, the expenses row, 'toxic' toys, the Green 'New Deal', animal rights...).

As usual, if you're not sure you can make the chat but have a burning question for Caroline, please post here and we'll pass them on.

policywonk Mon 01-Jun-09 14:01:00

Yeah. The whole shivering-in-caves strategy has been pretty much discredited, voter-wise grin

Voltaire Mon 01-Jun-09 14:29:21

<sorry to have missed CarolineLucas chat>
I have just read through the thread. CL is v impressive. She's definitely the most impressive guest we've had. And I could kiss her for her speedy typing and good grammar. She's so competent.

Legacy Mon 01-Jun-09 14:51:48

Voltaire - I agree - very impressive (and I'm not/ haven't been a Green supporter).

I really didn't know who she was until I saw her on Question Time, and I was just bowled over then by her knowledge, professionalism and clear energy & passion for what she does.

If only all our MPs/MEPs had a modicum of her ability then we'd be in such a better place right now...

(Hope she pops back in secretly to read all these glowing comments....

<< waves.... "hello again Caroline!">>

travellingwilbury Mon 01-Jun-09 16:06:25

I really wanted to ask her if she was aware of the weirdy KH running and what she felt about it but thought it may well have been too childish grin

Jux Mon 01-Jun-09 20:28:53

So sorry I missed Caroline. Thank you very much for answering my question (Harman talked round it and then answered a question I hadn't asked instead.) I am more interested in the Green party than I was before.

hunkermunker Mon 01-Jun-09 22:20:40

Thank you, Caroline - good, encouraging answer. Not keen on the caveat of "don't make women feel guilty" - why would they feel guilty? How about "let down by the professionals who ought to have been helping them"? Because that's generally what happens.

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