Fairer taxes the only protection for health and education

For immediate release 1 April 2011

The other parties' pledges to protect public services cannot be trusted unless they say where the money is coming from, the Scottish Greens argued as the campaign today turned to health and education. The Greens go into this election as the only Holyrood party pledging to raise additional revenue to tackle the cuts, a position most Scots support.

Patrick Harvie said:

"The SNP's last Budget, backed by the Tory and Lib Dem coalition partners, passed on a staggering