Dear Holyrood, keep Scotland in Europe

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Scotland looks set to leave the European Union, but not by choice.

We voted to Remain and in big numbers, but it wasn’t enough to outweigh votes in the rest of the UK seeking to drag Scotland out of the EU.

It’s not over though. We must preserve our relationship with Europe, and we can only do this if the political parties in Scotland show leadership and work together.

Scottish Greens are calling on Holyrood to examine and exhaust every option for continuing Scotland’s close ties with Europe.

Join us today in making that call.

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Latest Campaign Updates

Cost of extra infrastructure at Scottish ports caused by Brexit should be paid for by UK government

Sun 11 Feb, 2018

Every penny of the money needed to pay for installing additional infrastructure at Scottish ports, in the event that Britain leaves the Customs Union while Northern Ireland stays in, should be paid for by the UK government, according to a Green MSP

Ross Greer, a West of Scotland MSP, says the physical and digital infrastructure which would be required should not have to be paid for by coastal councils, or the Scottish Government, and that the simplest and cheapest solution is for Scotland and the rest of the UK to stay in the Customs Union and Single Market.

Greer renews call for devolution of migration as research shows Brexit threat to Scotland's economy

Wed 7 Feb, 2018

Ross Greer, External Affairs spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, today (7 Feb) welcomed research showing that a cut in migration as a result of Brexit could cost Scotland's economy up to £10 billion a year by 2040. 

The analysis paper by the Scottish Government sets out options for a Scottish migration system, including specific criteria to address skills shortages.

New analysis showing exiting Single Market would see Scotland £12.7 billion worse off puts further pressure on Labour says Greer

Mon 15 Jan, 2018

A new economic impact analysis showing that exiting the Single Market would see Scotland £12.7 billion worse off by 2030 - a loss of £2,300 per person per year - puts further pressure on Labour to get off the fence on Brexit, according to Scottish Greens external affairs spokesperson Ross Greer MSP.

Greer hits out at Scottish Labour as "lost cause" as Brexit spokesperson says ‘too early’ to decide on a plan

Fri 12 Jan, 2018

Ross Greer MSP, External Affairs spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, today (12 Jan) hit out at Scottish Labour as a "lost cause" after their newly-appointed Brexit spokesperson said it was ‘too early’ to decide on a plan for Brexit, essentially conceding to the Tories’ ‘jobs-destroying, rights-removing Hard Brexit, outside of the Single Market and Customs Union’.
 
In an interview with the Daily Record, Labour MSP Neil Findlay said: "We have to keep an open mind. Nailing our colours to one mast...would be a mistake." 
 
Ross Greer MSP said:

May’s EU deal unlikely to survive predicts Green MSP

Fri 8 Dec, 2017

Theresa May has wasted eight months of negotiation time in Brussels on a deal that is unlikely to survive says a Green MSP.

Ross Greer, the Scottish Greens’ Europe spokesperson also says any differentiated solution for Northern Ireland should also be offered to Scotland and that the deal needs further scrutiny by Holyrood politicians.

Ross Greer MSP said: