There is no bomb that makes you safer

CND activist, Green MP and anti-nuclear campaigner Caroline Lucas has urged CND members to build broader alliances, including working with other movements, for example Extinction Rebellion, to draw attention to the way both nuclear weapons and the climate crisis pose existential threats to our future.

Speaking at an event hosted by Reigate & Redhill Peace Group on September 12th as part of CND’s Global Dangers tour, Caroline made the point that Trident will be redundant before it is even delivered. “That’s £200 billion wasted on an inhumane, useless – and hopefully soon to be illegal – weapon of mass destruction that is no use whatsoever against today’s threats,” she said. The threats facing us include cybercrime and the greatest threat, climate crisis, which will lead to flooding, increased migration and food shortages all of which raise the risks of war.

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Caroline Lucas MP to speak in Reigate on the Global Dangers of Nuclear Weapons and Climate Change

Green MP Caroline Lucas will speak at a public meeting on ‘Safety and Security in a Dangerous World’ in Reigate in September.

The meeting has been organised by Reigate and Redhill Peace Group and is part of a national tour coordinated by CND.

Caroline, who is Vice-President of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) said:

“We live in increasingly unstable times, where nuclear dangers are growing alarmingly – and it’s happening against a background of the climate emergency, resource wars and mass migration. It’s a complex, rapidly evolving and very dangerous situation. I’m looking forward to our meeting in Reigate to discuss how we can work for a better and safer world.”

The meeting is free to attend, and all are welcome.

  • When: 7-9pm, 12 September 2019
  • Where: Friends Meeting House, 47 Reigate Road, RH2 0QT

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Global Dangers: Caroline Lucas to speak at CND meeting in Reigate

On 12 September, Green MP Caroline Lucas will join Join Reigate and Redhill CND at a public meeting on safety and security in a dangerous world.

The meeting is from 7-9pm at Friends Meeting House, 47 Reigate Road, RH2 0QT – and is part of CND’s Global Dangers tour.

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Climate emergency! Three important events

Climate change is the biggest issue of our time. The scientists’ warnings are getting louder. And the government has taken the first step by setting the long-term target of ending our contribution to climate change. But they need to work faster, and slash our emissions in the short-term to avert the worst impacts.

All of us need to face up to the urgency of the situation and do everything we can to turn things around.

We are acting on lots of fronts. We’ve tabled motions on climate at Reigate & Banstead Council and Surrey County Councils. We support grassroots campaigns and the school strikers. And we have also been working with industry, academia and others to set up a Surrey Climate Commission.

This month there are three exciting events – please come if you can.

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Green Wins across Surrey – breakthroughs onto five Councils

Five of the six Green Councillors: L-R Steve McKenna, Sue Sinden, Hal Brown, Ruth Ritter and Jonathan Essex

Green Council seats across Surrey soared from three to 14 in local elections held on 2 May.

Greens broke through onto five Councils: Waverley; Guildford; Surrey Heath; Runnymede and Spelthorne.

In Reigate and Banstead – where all out elections were held because of boundary changes – Greens took over two seats. Redhill East and Earlswood and Whitebushes now have six Green councillors, who all won with big majorities.

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Local elections 2019: What are we standing for?

Elect Greens to fight for:

  • Action on climate change – and better transport, recycling and protection of our countryside
  • Investment in affordable homes and community facilities
  • A fairer society – we will stand up for disadvantaged residents
  • Stronger opposition on the Conservative-dominated Council

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Print your Vote Green poster here

Could you display a poster in your window to show your neighbours and passers-by that you are voting Green?

You can download an A4 poster to print at home using the links below.

 

If you have a big window, or are in a prominent location, and would like a poster, please get in touch and we will bring you one if we can.

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Introducing our local election candidates in Tandridge

On 2 May 2019, there will be local elections in Tandridge.

We have 3 candidates standing this year.  If there is a Green standing in your ward – please display a Vote Green poster in your window.

And don’t forget to vote for them on 2nd May!

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Introducing our local election candidates in Reigate & Banstead

On 2 May 2019, the whole of Reigate & Banstead Borough Council is up for re-election, following ward boundary changes.

We have 18 candidates standing in 12 wards.  Your poll card will tell you which ward you are in and where your polling station is.

If you’ve got a Green standing where you live, please put a poster in your window to show your support.

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Green Cllr Jonathan Essex calls for earthquake inquiry to be reopened

Green Councillor Jonathan Essex presented evidence about the Surrey earthquakes to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the Impact of Shale Gas – a group of MPs with an interest in in shale gas exploration and extraction in the UK and abroad – yesterday.

There have been 28 quakes in Surrey since 1 April 2018, in an area where none had been previously recorded. The epicentre is on a fault only three kilometres from the active drill site at Horse Hill.

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