Neil has authored two fascinating books about his experiences as an undercover cop turned whistle blower and he joins me to give us his insights on the war against drugs and explain: how drugs money has caused escalating violence on the streets; why younger children are being used; how drugs money supports others forms of crime and leads to endemic corruption in our police force. Continue reading “Latest podcast now available”
For 2019 do you want a fast way to reduce animal suffering, lower your greenhouse gas emissions and lessen your risk of disease? Going vegan is the answer. You don’t have to be perfect, you don’t have to give up everything; you can start with a vegan meal, work up to a vegan day, week, month – there are no rules.
I went vegan for two weeks, one week more than I did last year, and that for me is progress! I have tried the Gregg’s sausage roll and the Iceland No Bull range, both good, although I’m wondering where their soya comes from, as that can have disastrous environmental impacts. I will be writing to both companies to find out.
My daughter has been supportive and shared her homemade roasted almond nut butter, which is delicious. One of her daughters has now been vegan for over a year and she says she no longer craves cheese and that meat smells ‘manky’.
Overall the two weeks has been successful. I’ve been slightly hungry the whole time as for me the hardest thing was to have enough snacks when I’m rushing around at work. I don’t want to stay completely vegan – it has been a bit limiting for socialising – but I didn’t miss any foods. And my partner has also been supportive and has suggested we stay permanently vegan for a day every week.
Sadly, I couldn’t face a dry January, giving up alcohol, as well as giving up all animal products, so I have a dry February ahead.
‘The Drugs War’ with ex undercover officer NeilWoods. Neil has authored two fascinating books about his experiences as an undercover cop turned whistle blower. Neil joins me to give us his insights on the war against drugs and explain: how drugs money has caused escalating violence on the streets; why younger children are being used; how drugs money supports others forms of crime and leads to endemic corruption in our police force. Continue reading “Latest Podcast”
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Out in a few days will be Episode 5 ‘The Drugs War’ with ex undercover officer Neil Woods. Neil has authored two fascinating books about his experiences as an undercover cop turned whistle blower. Neil joins me to give us his insights on the war against drugs and explain how drugs money has caused endemic corruption in our police force.
Episode 6, out in December, will be ‘The Bogus War on Gangs’ with Stafford Scott. Stafford was a co-founder of the Broadwater Farm Defence Campaign in 1985, and is now a consultant on racial equality and community engagement. He tweets as @StaffordScott and we can look forward to his book!
Previous episodes here
Unlike MPs, who receive state funding, members of the House of Lords don’t receive any financial support to employ staff or fund office costs.
As the only Green in the House of Lords, covering as many issues as I can, I need staff to help me with research and press work. I have a small, part time team (equivalent to one full time person) who are paid for from donations from people like you. Continue reading “Crowdfunder to support Jenny’s work”
Motions to take note are another (but unusual) way of securing debate in the House on issues which might otherwise not be properly scrutinised because they are not subject to votes
October 18 – International Solar Treaty
A few of you have told me that Blue is the new Green. That you have compassion towards animals and want to conserve the beauty of this world.
Last week one of you told me that the budget wasn’t the place to mention climate change, and I was too infuriated to argue, but I’d like to disagree. Every Government statement must mention it because it affects every area of our lives. Energy, housing, agriculture, transport, food, defence, the economy (no business on a dead planet) etc. Continue reading “Dear Conservatives who care”
On Tuesday evening I co-hosted this reception at Parliament with Catherine West MP to encourage young people to take an interest in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. We were joined by the wonderful Bruce Kent and students from around the country. Continue reading “London CND student reception”