My Views

Jenny regularly writes a blog, see below, and occasionally writes for publications including The Guardian, The Independent and The Telegraph

  • Energy policy: use less, but pay more (7/4/2020) - The Covid lockdown has resulted in a big drop in energy consumption and because of the government’s strange system of contracts will result in a big increase in home energy bills. Covid has exposed… More
  • Our Agriculture Bill Amendments (6/24/2020) - This Agriculture Bill will shape how our countryside looks for the next generation. It will change the way money is spent on food and land management as the £20 billions of subsidies that flowed through… More
  • Another Ministerial power grab (6/6/2020) - See video of my Parliamentary question here The government have introduced another piece of legislation that will potentially give Ministers the power to make up laws? The Private International Law Bill appears to give Ministers… More
  • Minister says tracking and tracing should come before the NHSX App (5/20/2020) - In an answer to my question about tracking, tracing and support, the Minister said: “… it is probably a mistake to launch an app before you have got the public used to the idea of… More
  • Greens raise alarm about creation of parallel government machinery (5/18/2020) - The Green Party has raised serious concerns over Michael Gove’s appointment of four new non-execs to the Cabinet Office. [1] It has been announced this week that Minister for the Cabinet Office, Michael Gove, has… More
  • New Podcasts available now… (5/4/2020) - Jenny speaks to Lord John Bird of the Big Issue on homelessness; Caroline Russell AM on Transport and the COVID 19 crisis; and economist Molly Scott Cato on the COVID 19 crisis and community shielding… More
  • Lords debate Care Home deaths (4/24/2020) - My speech can be found here. The audio of the debate is here. “I have three questions for the Government; they are very simple and I am happy to have written answers if necessary. Like… More
  • Virtual Parliament and the greens (4/22/2020) - I have been pushing for remote voting in the Lords and the functionality to make it happen is being put in place. Myself and Natalie have also been keen to ensure that the greens continue… More
  • Women in prisons (3/25/2020) - Natalie and myself have written a letter to the Minister of Justice to ask for the fast-track release of non-dangerous, women prisoners. Corona Virus is putting an already fragile prison system under major stress with… More
  • Fishing limits – it’s everything obvious about human survival (3/5/2020) - The Fishing Bill is going through Parliament and I despair for common sense. The most basic rule of human survival on a finite planet is don’t take more than nature can provide. Yet, there are… More