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Stanley Johnson on whether Boris could be next PM

Asked if he thought his son, Boris Johnson, could become the next Prime Minister in the wake of a Brexit vote, Stanley Johnson replied he would be happy if anyone in his family is considered to have done a "useful job".

The chairman of Environmentalists For Europe who supports a remain vote, was campaigning in Bicester alongside Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, and former acting Labour leader Harriet Harman.

Mr Johnson also praised David Cameron's visit to Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve and statement on protecting the habitats of birds. However, Ms Lucas pointed out that should the UK vote to Leave the EU, Mr Cameron may no longer be Prime Minister.

Lucas 'haunted' by UK's reliance on fossil fuels

Green MP Caroline Lucas told the court she felt it was important to protest about fracking to prevent the UK from being locked into using more fossil fuels.

Green MP Caroline Lucas (centre) arrives with co-defendants and supporters at Brighton Magistrates Court in East Sussex Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Ms Lucas said: "I'm haunted by the idea that my children and my children's children will turn round to me and say, 'What did you do about this overwhelming threat?'"

Her co-defendants were also cleared of both charges against them. They were Josef Dobraszczyk, 22, from Bristol; Ruth Jarman, 50, from Hook, Hampshire; Sheila Menon, 42, from north east London; and Ruth Potts, 39, from Totnes, Devon.

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Lucas vows to continue fight against fracking

Green MP Caroline Lucas has promised to continue her fight to end fracking after being found not guilty of obstructing a public highway and a public order offence.

"We will continue to campaign to end fracking and only celebrate when our world is on the path to a clean energy future," Ms Lucas said outside court.

She was arrested outside energy company Cuadrilla's exploratory oil drilling site in Balcombe, West Sussex, in August last year.

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Lucas cleared of Balcombe anti-fracking charges

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas was arrested outside energy company Cuadrilla's exploratory oil drilling site in Balcombe, West Sussex, last August 19.

She was among a group of protesters who had linked arms outside the site, which had become a national focal point for anti-fracking protests.

During the trial at alongside four co-defendants, Lucas, 53, said she "wanted to express solidarity" by protesting peacefully. She was found not guilty of the two charges she faced - wilful obstruction of a public highway and breaching an order under Section 14 of the Public Order Act.

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