Greens respond to court of session judgement

Wed 4 Sep, 2019

Responding to today's judgement in the Court of Session, regarding the Prime Minister's decision to prorogue parliament, Scottish Greens Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP said: 

Scot Gov must keep Ferguson yard in public ownership

Tue 3 Sep, 2019

Scottish Greens Transport Spokesperson John Finnie MSP has called on the Scottish Government to keep the Ferguson Marine yard in public ownership to ensure that the two ferries currently being built there are completed, and that the aging public ferry fleet can be replaced.

John Finnie MSP said:

District heating commitments not enough

Tue 3 Sep, 2019

The commitments to district heating in the programme for government do not go far enough to ensure all Scots have warm homes, the Scottish Greens have said.

In her plans for the year, Nicola Sturgeon announced a Heat Networks Bill and a consultation on new buildings regulations.

Responding, Scottish Greens environment and energy spokesperson Mark Ruskell said:

“£30m for innovative low carbon heating projects is a flash in the pan, not the kind of transformational change Scotland needs, and which I called for this summer.

Programme for government lacking in ambition on transport 

Tue 3 Sep, 2019

The Programme for government announced by the First Minister this afternoon is severely lacking in ambition when it comes to tackling rising transport emissions according to the Scottish Greens Transport Spokesperson John Finnie MSP. 

John Finnie MSP said:

SNP introduce Greens carers allowance

Tue 3 Sep, 2019

Scottish Greens Social Security Spokesperson Alison Johnstone MSP has welcomed the forthcoming introduction of the Scottish Green policy for a Young Carer Grant announced this afternoon during the First Minister’s Programme for Government.

This afternoon the FM said, “Later this autumn, young carers will start to receive £300 a year through the Young Carer Grant.”

The programme for government is a cheap imitation of Scottish Green New Deal

Tue 3 Sep, 2019

Nicola Sturgeon’s Programme for Government lacks the ambition, scale and courage required to tackle inequality and the climate emergency, the Scottish Greens have said.

While adopting the language of a Green New Deal, measures do not go far enough if Scotland is to provide a future for all, the party’s co-leader Patrick Harvie said.

Responding, Harvie said: “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery after all, and a week after we launched our Scottish Green New Deal, it is gratifying to see the First Minister adopt our language.

Greens respond to Govan clashes

Sat 31 Aug, 2019

Responding to the clashes in Govan on Friday evening, Scottish Greens Govan Councillor Allan Young said: 

Scottish Green New Deal unveiled

Fri 30 Aug, 2019

The Scottish Greens have unveiled a new campaign to transform Scotland’s economy.

The Scottish Green New Deal would use every lever available to the Scottish Government to respond to the challenges of outrageous inequality, growing poverty, and the climate emergency with the urgency that is needed.

This means

Government must take urgent action on air pollution

Thu 29 Aug, 2019

The Scottish Government must commit to taking urgent, robust action to tackle air pollution according to the Scottish Greens Environment and Climate Spokesperson Mark Ruskell MSP.

Mr Ruskell made the call following the publication of a review into the government’s air quality strategy.

Mark Ruskell MSP said:

Greens respond to reports that PM plans to suspend parliament

Wed 28 Aug, 2019

Responding to reports that the Prime Minister plans to ask the Queen to suspend parliament, Scottish Greens Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP said: