MP tells of first term in new book

Caroline Lucas MP

Caroline Lucas MP

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The experiences of the country's first Green MP during her historic first term in Parliament will be revealed in a new book.

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas has signed a deal for her first sole authored book titled No Honourable Friends: Parliament and the Fight for Change.

The book will reflect on the experiences of the Green MP during her time in Parliament as well a look at the failings of the parliamentary system and the changes she feels desperately need to be brought about.

Readers are being advised to expect some humour on the arcane aspects of Parliament and its idiosyncrasies as well as “scathing analysis of the failure of the parliamentary system” in a call for greater accessibility and transparency.

The book will be published in the run up to the election in May next year. Dr Lucas MP said that the book was not one she had just sat down and written but was based upon several years of reflections and experiences and on notes and observations that had been written up along the way.

She added: “It’s an absolute privilege to serve my constituents as their Member of Parliament but Parliament itself is almost comically stuck in the dark ages and in desperate need of reform.”

The book will be published by London-based Portobello Books, who also include journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown among their stable of authors.

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6:49am Mon 21 Jul 14

Plantpot says...

The Green Blob:

http://www.telegraph
.co.uk/news/politics
/10978678/Owen-Pater
son-Im-proud-of-stan
ding-up-to-the-green
-lobby.html
The Green Blob: http://www.telegraph .co.uk/news/politics /10978678/Owen-Pater son-Im-proud-of-stan ding-up-to-the-green -lobby.html Plantpot
  • Score: 7

6:54am Mon 21 Jul 14

homewood says...

The fight for change. I think Ms Lucas means a change to her brand of infantile student politics. The sooner this self obsessed woman and her motley bunch of green party members get voted out and leave the running of our lovely city to adults the better.
The fight for change. I think Ms Lucas means a change to her brand of infantile student politics. The sooner this self obsessed woman and her motley bunch of green party members get voted out and leave the running of our lovely city to adults the better. homewood
  • Score: 27

7:13am Mon 21 Jul 14

We love Red Billy says...

This is the second advert in the Argus for Chairman Lucas's little red book. Is there a connection between the publishers by any chance?
This is the second advert in the Argus for Chairman Lucas's little red book. Is there a connection between the publishers by any chance? We love Red Billy
  • Score: 19

7:46am Mon 21 Jul 14

HJarrs says...

We love Red Billy wrote:
This is the second advert in the Argus for Chairman Lucas's little red book. Is there a connection between the publishers by any chance?
You are just jealous your chamber pots have not had as much publicity.
[quote][p][bold]We love Red Billy[/bold] wrote: This is the second advert in the Argus for Chairman Lucas's little red book. Is there a connection between the publishers by any chance?[/p][/quote]You are just jealous your chamber pots have not had as much publicity. HJarrs
  • Score: -22

7:48am Mon 21 Jul 14

HJarrs says...

Plantpot wrote:
The Green Blob:

http://www.telegraph

.co.uk/news/politics

/10978678/Owen-Pater

son-Im-proud-of-stan

ding-up-to-the-green

-lobby.html
Owen Paterson soon signed up to Nigel Lawson's climate skeptic group didn't he!
[quote][p][bold]Plantpot[/bold] wrote: The Green Blob: http://www.telegraph .co.uk/news/politics /10978678/Owen-Pater son-Im-proud-of-stan ding-up-to-the-green -lobby.html[/p][/quote]Owen Paterson soon signed up to Nigel Lawson's climate skeptic group didn't he! HJarrs
  • Score: -15

7:51am Mon 21 Jul 14

HJarrs says...

homewood wrote:
The fight for change. I think Ms Lucas means a change to her brand of infantile student politics. The sooner this self obsessed woman and her motley bunch of green party members get voted out and leave the running of our lovely city to adults the better.
Student politics; climate change and social justice and economic sustainability.

Adult politics; hand in the till and doubles all round for friends.

I'll stick to student politics thanks.
[quote][p][bold]homewood[/bold] wrote: The fight for change. I think Ms Lucas means a change to her brand of infantile student politics. The sooner this self obsessed woman and her motley bunch of green party members get voted out and leave the running of our lovely city to adults the better.[/p][/quote]Student politics; climate change and social justice and economic sustainability. Adult politics; hand in the till and doubles all round for friends. I'll stick to student politics thanks. HJarrs
  • Score: -20

8:10am Mon 21 Jul 14

hoveguyactually says...

"The book will reflect on the experiences of the Green MP during her time in Parliament as well a look at the failings of the parliamentary system and the changes she feels desperately need to be brought about."

How about some reflections of the failings of the Green Party?
"The book will reflect on the experiences of the Green MP during her time in Parliament as well a look at the failings of the parliamentary system and the changes she feels desperately need to be brought about." How about some reflections of the failings of the Green Party? hoveguyactually
  • Score: 19

9:05am Mon 21 Jul 14

Martha Gunn says...

Gone with the Wind in 2015.

A tale of opportunism and carpet-bagging.

Read how a city was beseiged and laid to waste as it was invaded by outsiders.

Starring Scarlett O'Lucas and Rhett the Vegan.
Gone with the Wind in 2015. A tale of opportunism and carpet-bagging. Read how a city was beseiged and laid to waste as it was invaded by outsiders. Starring Scarlett O'Lucas and Rhett the Vegan. Martha Gunn
  • Score: 23

9:16am Mon 21 Jul 14

Plantpot says...

HJarrs wrote:
homewood wrote:
The fight for change. I think Ms Lucas means a change to her brand of infantile student politics. The sooner this self obsessed woman and her motley bunch of green party members get voted out and leave the running of our lovely city to adults the better.
Student politics; climate change and social justice and economic sustainability.

Adult politics; hand in the till and doubles all round for friends.

I'll stick to student politics thanks.
Unfortunately the Green attitude to those subjects is idealistic, immature and unrealistic. That's why outside of one or two wards in the UK, no-one votes for them. It would be interesting to understand why the BBC gives them any airtime?
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]homewood[/bold] wrote: The fight for change. I think Ms Lucas means a change to her brand of infantile student politics. The sooner this self obsessed woman and her motley bunch of green party members get voted out and leave the running of our lovely city to adults the better.[/p][/quote]Student politics; climate change and social justice and economic sustainability. Adult politics; hand in the till and doubles all round for friends. I'll stick to student politics thanks.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately the Green attitude to those subjects is idealistic, immature and unrealistic. That's why outside of one or two wards in the UK, no-one votes for them. It would be interesting to understand why the BBC gives them any airtime? Plantpot
  • Score: 16

9:17am Mon 21 Jul 14

Plantpot says...

HJarrs wrote:
Plantpot wrote:
The Green Blob:

http://www.telegraph


.co.uk/news/politics


/10978678/Owen-Pater


son-Im-proud-of-stan


ding-up-to-the-green


-lobby.html
Owen Paterson soon signed up to Nigel Lawson's climate skeptic group didn't he!
And? Lord Lawson is as qualified to comment on the climate as Caroline Lucas.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Plantpot[/bold] wrote: The Green Blob: http://www.telegraph .co.uk/news/politics /10978678/Owen-Pater son-Im-proud-of-stan ding-up-to-the-green -lobby.html[/p][/quote]Owen Paterson soon signed up to Nigel Lawson's climate skeptic group didn't he![/p][/quote]And? Lord Lawson is as qualified to comment on the climate as Caroline Lucas. Plantpot
  • Score: 8

9:19am Mon 21 Jul 14

Goldenwight says...

How muc is seh paying the Argus to push this book?
How muc is seh paying the Argus to push this book? Goldenwight
  • Score: 5

9:41am Mon 21 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

HJarrs wrote:
homewood wrote:
The fight for change. I think Ms Lucas means a change to her brand of infantile student politics. The sooner this self obsessed woman and her motley bunch of green party members get voted out and leave the running of our lovely city to adults the better.
Student politics; climate change and social justice and economic sustainability.

Adult politics; hand in the till and doubles all round for friends.

I'll stick to student politics thanks.
And you consider your post to be that of an adult?
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]homewood[/bold] wrote: The fight for change. I think Ms Lucas means a change to her brand of infantile student politics. The sooner this self obsessed woman and her motley bunch of green party members get voted out and leave the running of our lovely city to adults the better.[/p][/quote]Student politics; climate change and social justice and economic sustainability. Adult politics; hand in the till and doubles all round for friends. I'll stick to student politics thanks.[/p][/quote]And you consider your post to be that of an adult? stevo!!
  • Score: -7

9:44am Mon 21 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

This is the second time I've seen The Argus giving that woman a free plug for her no-doubt worthless book.

I find it odd that its release date isn't just before Christmas.
This is the second time I've seen The Argus giving that woman a free plug for her no-doubt worthless book. I find it odd that its release date isn't just before Christmas. stevo!!
  • Score: -2

11:30am Mon 21 Jul 14

We love Red Billy says...

HJarrs wrote:
We love Red Billy wrote:
This is the second advert in the Argus for Chairman Lucas's little red book. Is there a connection between the publishers by any chance?
You are just jealous your chamber pots have not had as much publicity.
The people have spoken Steve. Pots 11, eco puppet nill. Still, found a picture of you with friends :)

https://www.flickr.c
om/photos/bathgate_w
ildlife/6135925916/
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We love Red Billy[/bold] wrote: This is the second advert in the Argus for Chairman Lucas's little red book. Is there a connection between the publishers by any chance?[/p][/quote]You are just jealous your chamber pots have not had as much publicity.[/p][/quote]The people have spoken Steve. Pots 11, eco puppet nill. Still, found a picture of you with friends :) https://www.flickr.c om/photos/bathgate_w ildlife/6135925916/ We love Red Billy
  • Score: 2

1:36pm Mon 21 Jul 14

The Real Curious George says...

Oooh something else for HJarrs to include in his masturbatory fantasies.

eeew not a nice mental picture. Sorry 'bout that, folks, I'm just getting real tired of this sockpuppet.
Oooh something else for HJarrs to include in his masturbatory fantasies. eeew not a nice mental picture. Sorry 'bout that, folks, I'm just getting real tired of this sockpuppet. The Real Curious George
  • Score: 7

2:09pm Mon 21 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

The Real Curious George wrote:
Oooh something else for HJarrs to include in his masturbatory fantasies.

eeew not a nice mental picture. Sorry 'bout that, folks, I'm just getting real tired of this sockpuppet.
Your comment makes you little different to him, Monkeypoo, bluenose, firemanste, AmboGay, biker and Andy R.
[quote][p][bold]The Real Curious George[/bold] wrote: Oooh something else for HJarrs to include in his masturbatory fantasies. eeew not a nice mental picture. Sorry 'bout that, folks, I'm just getting real tired of this sockpuppet.[/p][/quote]Your comment makes you little different to him, Monkeypoo, bluenose, firemanste, AmboGay, biker and Andy R. stevo!!
  • Score: -5

2:16pm Mon 21 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

Plantpot wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
Plantpot wrote:
The Green Blob:

http://www.telegraph



.co.uk/news/politics



/10978678/Owen-Pater



son-Im-proud-of-stan



ding-up-to-the-green



-lobby.html
Owen Paterson soon signed up to Nigel Lawson's climate skeptic group didn't he!
And? Lord Lawson is as qualified to comment on the climate as Caroline Lucas.
Correct....the difference being that Lawson deals with facts on the matter.

It's why the BBC has recently muzzled him....
[quote][p][bold]Plantpot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Plantpot[/bold] wrote: The Green Blob: http://www.telegraph .co.uk/news/politics /10978678/Owen-Pater son-Im-proud-of-stan ding-up-to-the-green -lobby.html[/p][/quote]Owen Paterson soon signed up to Nigel Lawson's climate skeptic group didn't he![/p][/quote]And? Lord Lawson is as qualified to comment on the climate as Caroline Lucas.[/p][/quote]Correct....the difference being that Lawson deals with facts on the matter. It's why the BBC has recently muzzled him.... stevo!!
  • Score: -6

2:21pm Mon 21 Jul 14

martyt says...

stevo!! wrote:
This is the second time I've seen The Argus giving that woman a free plug for her no-doubt worthless book.

I find it odd that its release date isn't just before Christmas.
no it will be on april first
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: This is the second time I've seen The Argus giving that woman a free plug for her no-doubt worthless book. I find it odd that its release date isn't just before Christmas.[/p][/quote]no it will be on april first martyt
  • Score: 7

2:42pm Mon 21 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

hoveguyactually wrote:
"The book will reflect on the experiences of the Green MP during her time in Parliament as well a look at the failings of the parliamentary system and the changes she feels desperately need to be brought about."

How about some reflections of the failings of the Green Party?
That would made it too heavy.
[quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: "The book will reflect on the experiences of the Green MP during her time in Parliament as well a look at the failings of the parliamentary system and the changes she feels desperately need to be brought about." How about some reflections of the failings of the Green Party?[/p][/quote]That would made it too heavy. stevo!!
  • Score: -2

2:43pm Mon 21 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

hoveguyactually wrote:
"The book will reflect on the experiences of the Green MP during her time in Parliament as well a look at the failings of the parliamentary system and the changes she feels desperately need to be brought about."

How about some reflections of the failings of the Green Party?
That would have made it too heavy.
[quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: "The book will reflect on the experiences of the Green MP during her time in Parliament as well a look at the failings of the parliamentary system and the changes she feels desperately need to be brought about." How about some reflections of the failings of the Green Party?[/p][/quote]That would have made it too heavy. stevo!!
  • Score: -2

2:44pm Mon 21 Jul 14

wexler53 says...

It will quickly be available in those discount bookstores at a very low price.

For those silly enough to buy it, who barely get beyond a quick flick through it before terminal boredom sets in, there is hope...

Drill a hole right through the top left hand corner, add a loop of string, and each page can then be very usefully recycled, along with an appropriate comment, down the toilet.
It will quickly be available in those discount bookstores at a very low price. For those silly enough to buy it, who barely get beyond a quick flick through it before terminal boredom sets in, there is hope... Drill a hole right through the top left hand corner, add a loop of string, and each page can then be very usefully recycled, along with an appropriate comment, down the toilet. wexler53
  • Score: 10

8:08pm Mon 21 Jul 14

HJarrs says...

Plantpot wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
homewood wrote:
The fight for change. I think Ms Lucas means a change to her brand of infantile student politics. The sooner this self obsessed woman and her motley bunch of green party members get voted out and leave the running of our lovely city to adults the better.
Student politics; climate change and social justice and economic sustainability.

Adult politics; hand in the till and doubles all round for friends.

I'll stick to student politics thanks.
Unfortunately the Green attitude to those subjects is idealistic, immature and unrealistic. That's why outside of one or two wards in the UK, no-one votes for them. It would be interesting to understand why the BBC gives them any airtime?
I wish I could be realistic like you and wish away the scientific community's climate change evidence or believe in infinite economic growth.
[quote][p][bold]Plantpot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]homewood[/bold] wrote: The fight for change. I think Ms Lucas means a change to her brand of infantile student politics. The sooner this self obsessed woman and her motley bunch of green party members get voted out and leave the running of our lovely city to adults the better.[/p][/quote]Student politics; climate change and social justice and economic sustainability. Adult politics; hand in the till and doubles all round for friends. I'll stick to student politics thanks.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately the Green attitude to those subjects is idealistic, immature and unrealistic. That's why outside of one or two wards in the UK, no-one votes for them. It would be interesting to understand why the BBC gives them any airtime?[/p][/quote]I wish I could be realistic like you and wish away the scientific community's climate change evidence or believe in infinite economic growth. HJarrs
  • Score: 2

8:24pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Plantpot says...

HJarrs wrote:
Plantpot wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
homewood wrote:
The fight for change. I think Ms Lucas means a change to her brand of infantile student politics. The sooner this self obsessed woman and her motley bunch of green party members get voted out and leave the running of our lovely city to adults the better.
Student politics; climate change and social justice and economic sustainability.

Adult politics; hand in the till and doubles all round for friends.

I'll stick to student politics thanks.
Unfortunately the Green attitude to those subjects is idealistic, immature and unrealistic. That's why outside of one or two wards in the UK, no-one votes for them. It would be interesting to understand why the BBC gives them any airtime?
I wish I could be realistic like you and wish away the scientific community's climate change evidence or believe in infinite economic growth.
I look forward to your commenting in favour of fracking then.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Plantpot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]homewood[/bold] wrote: The fight for change. I think Ms Lucas means a change to her brand of infantile student politics. The sooner this self obsessed woman and her motley bunch of green party members get voted out and leave the running of our lovely city to adults the better.[/p][/quote]Student politics; climate change and social justice and economic sustainability. Adult politics; hand in the till and doubles all round for friends. I'll stick to student politics thanks.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately the Green attitude to those subjects is idealistic, immature and unrealistic. That's why outside of one or two wards in the UK, no-one votes for them. It would be interesting to understand why the BBC gives them any airtime?[/p][/quote]I wish I could be realistic like you and wish away the scientific community's climate change evidence or believe in infinite economic growth.[/p][/quote]I look forward to your commenting in favour of fracking then. Plantpot
  • Score: 1

12:44pm Fri 25 Jul 14

We love Red Billy says...

HJarrs wrote:
We love Red Billy wrote:
This is the second advert in the Argus for Chairman Lucas's little red book. Is there a connection between the publishers by any chance?
You are just jealous your chamber pots have not had as much publicity.
You were saying Steve...............
...............
http://www.theargus.
co.uk/news/11366427.
Not_a_present_for_so
meone_you_love____Po
liticians_plastered_
over_chamber_pots/
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We love Red Billy[/bold] wrote: This is the second advert in the Argus for Chairman Lucas's little red book. Is there a connection between the publishers by any chance?[/p][/quote]You are just jealous your chamber pots have not had as much publicity.[/p][/quote]You were saying Steve............... ............... http://www.theargus. co.uk/news/11366427. Not_a_present_for_so meone_you_love____Po liticians_plastered_ over_chamber_pots/ We love Red Billy
  • Score: 0

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