Tue 17 Dec, 2019

Responding to a statement from the First Minister in parliament this afternoon, Scottish Greens Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP said: 

“The Scottish Greens are more than ready to campaign again for Scotland’s future to be decided by the people who live here, and for independence to be the path that we choose. We are ready for that campaign to begin, and we’re ready to win that campaign. 

“The Scottish Government must recognise that it has another urgent task, which is to protect people from the party that brought us the bedroom tax, the two child limit and the anti-immigrant hostile environment. That Boris Johnson government now has a majority and we can expect it to be brutal toward the most vulnerable people in our society. Investment in public services, in community resilience and in local support networks has never been more important.”

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