Wed 22 Jun, 2022

The only way to protect workers’ rights is through independence in the EU, Scottish Greens MSP Ross Greer said today.

Mr Greer made the comments in response to a parliamentary statement on the UK Government’s plans to dispose of over two thousand pieces of retained EU law, including those related to workers' rights and environmental standards.

Speaking after the statement, Ross Greer said:

“Jacob Rees-Mogg is so desperate to find a benefit of Brexit that he has outsourced his search to the Sun and the far-right Daily Express.

“It is clearly intended to advance the Tories’ decades-long campaign for British workers’ to have the weakest rights and protections in Europe.

“With little prospect of workers’ rights being devolved to the Scottish Parliament within the UK, the only way to protect those rights here is through independence in the EU.”

Get involved

More like this

Scotland’s greenest budget delivers for people and planet

Thu 2 Feb, 2023

The Scottish Government’s 2023/24 budget uses progressive taxation to deliver for people and planet, say the Scottish Greens. 

After the Scottish Parliament voted to support the Budget at Stage One, Scottish Greens economy spokesperson, Ross Greer MSP said:

“Despite the challenges caused by Westminster, this is Scotland’s greenest budget ever.

“Scrapping peak-time rail fares from September will save travellers hundreds of pounds and end what is simply a tax on commuters.

Budget focuses on people and climate amid cost crisis

Thu 2 Feb, 2023

The greenest Budget in Scottish Parliamentary history will tax the wealthiest in society to help those struggling most with the cost of living crisis, say the Scottish Greens. 

Increasing tax paid by the highest earners and on second homes is the fairest and fastest way to help pay for the likes of more free school meals, the scrapping of peak time rail fares and tackling fuel poverty, they said. 

Only independence can undo the disaster of Brexit

Tue 31 Jan, 2023

Brexit has been an unmitigated disaster for Scotland and the only way to undo it is with independence, according to the Scottish Greens.

This comes on the third anniversary of Scotland being taken out of the EU. In that time Brexit has increased staff shortages in the NHS, social care, hospitality and other sectors, damaged Scottish businesses and ended the right for people in Scotland to live, work and travel across the continent.

The Scottish Greens Europe spokesperson, Ross Greer MSP, said: