Thu 7 Nov, 2019

Whether through their climate activism or opposition to Brexit young people are leading the debate in Scotland, and the NUS manifesto is a clear example of that Ross Greer

The Scottish Greens have welcomed the NUS Scotland ‘When Students Lead’ manifesto for the general election.

Commenting on its publication, Scottish Greens education spokesperson Ross Greer said: Whether through their climate activism or opposition to Brexit young people are leading the debate in Scotland, and the NUS manifesto is a clear example of that.

“The Scottish Greens agree that we need to transform our society and economy for the public good and put an end to Brexit. I particularly welcome the call to pressure all parties on the need for urgent action on the climate emergency.

“Greens have been pushing the business-as-usual parties to take the meaningful steps required, such as through our job-creating Scottish Green New Deal, but they continue to support endless extraction of oil and gas, major roadbuilding and aviation expansion instead.

“The loudest and clearest way to demand climate action is to vote Green on December 12.”

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