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In an open letter to 10 female politicians, the Green MP said history had shown women could “bring a different perspective to crises” and said the time has come for them to put their differences aside and work together for the good of the country. Ms Lucas reached out to Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson, shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry, SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon, Labour’s Yvette Cooper and former Conservative Cabinet minister Justine Greening among others.
In her letter, published in the Guardian, Ms Lucas laid out her plan to thwart the prime minister’s no deal plan, drawing on women of days gone by for inspiration.
She said: “We need an ‘emergency Cabinet’ – not to fight a Brexit war but to work for reconciliation. And I believe this should be a Cabinet of women.”
She went on to say any Cabinet could not include male members as in the past it was women who had shown they can bring an alternative approach to crises like the ongoing Brexit situation.
She referenced Northern Ireland peace activists Mairead Corrigan, a Catholic, and Betty Williams, whose father came from a Protestant background.
During the Troubles, the two women joined forces to found the Women for Peace initiative, which later became known as the Community for Peace People.
And Ms Lucas also mentioned a pair of women who played major roles in the Paris climate accord as she urged her colleagues to get on board her anti-Brexit plot.
In an open letter to 10 female politicians, the Green MP said history had shown women could “bring a different perspective to crises” and said the time has come for them to put their differences aside and work together for the good of the country.
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