9 March, 2017 - 17:11

It’s little wonder that more Scots continue to move to Yes, given the choice being presented by Westminster because of its arrogant and inflexible negotiation stance. Maggie Chapman

A poll by Ipsos MORI showing an increase in support for Scottish independence has been welcomed by the Scottish Greens.

The party’s co-convener Maggie Chapman says it’s “little wonder” there is a rise in support for Yes because of the UK government’s “arrogant and inflexible” Brexit negotiation stance.

Maggie Chapman, the Scottish Greens’ co-convener, said:

“This poll should be seen as a warning for the Tories to change course. It’s little wonder that more Scots continue to move to Yes, given the choice being presented by Westminster because of its arrogant and inflexible negotiation stance that refuses to recognise the EU referendum result where 62% voted to Remain. One of those choices is the angry, isolated Britain planned by the Tories that will cost Scotland 80,000 jobs and a £2,000 drop in average wages. The other, and increasingly popular, alternative is one independent from Westminster that puts Scotland’s future in Scotland’s hands.”

Get involved

More like this

Post-Brexit customs arrangement 'contradictory' and ‘embarrassing’ say Greens

15 August, 2017 - 16:27

The UK government’s proposed “new customs arrangement” announced today has come under fire from the Scottish Greens, with an MSP for the party calling the plans “contradictory to the point of being embarrassing”.

Ross Greer MSP, the Greens’ external affairs spokesperson also says the plan would leave the UK with a relationship with the EU that’s “weaker” than what Turkey currently has. The European Commission has already confirmed that the proposals are impossible, stating that “frictionless trade is not possible outside of the Single Market and customs union”.

Repeal Bill is a threat to democracy and a power grab too far

Ross Greer MSP Fri 21 Jul

The much awaited draft Repeal Bill has now been published. This is the most important bit of legislation relating to Brexit.

It will repeal the European Communities Act 1972, transferring most EU laws into UK law, and give government ministers in London and Edinburgh extensive powers to amend, repeal and even create new laws without the normal parliamentary process.

Greer welcomes damning Lords report on UK Brexit approach

19 July, 2017 - 11:56

A report by the House of Lords EU committee calling on the UK government to “raise its game” in consulting the devolved governments has been welcomed by the Scottish Greens.