Wed 12 Aug, 2020

Scottish Greens Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP has welcomed a new poll in the Times today showing that support for independence continues to rise. 

The poll is published on the same day that the UK Government has yet again treated the Scottish Parliament with utter contempt, giving the Constitution Committee just over 30 minutes notice that it wouldn’t attend an evidence session on the on the internal market power grab. 

Patrick Harvie MSP said: 

“The Tory Government’s internal market proposals would strip the Scottish Parliament of its legislative power, handing a veto on any Scottish Parliament Bill to unelected Whitehall bureaucrats. The plan hatched by Alok Sharma would destroy the devolution settlement as we know it and the fact that UK Ministers won’t even discuss the Bill with MSPs says it all about their contempt for Scotland. 

“It’s no wonder that poll after poll shows an increase in support for independence. I welcome the latest poll published today which shows that support for Scotland to take its future into its own hands is as high as it has ever been. It’s clear that the people of Scotland are ready to reject the incompetent and arrogant UK Government, and take the opportunity of independence to build a fairer, healthier Scotland.” 

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