Poll boost

comms Thu 3 Mar

It's no surprise to see both the SNP and the Lib Dems falling in the latest poll as their cuts start to bite, nor that the Tories remain relatively unscathed. Their voters are getting pretty much what they asked for, however much I may dislike their agenda.

Greens press Ministers to oppose snaring in Scotland

2 March, 2011 - 17:30

For immediate release 2 March 2011

Robin Harper MSP spoke out against snaring again today during Stage 3 of the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Bill. Robin Harper MSP has spoken out about snaring both within the Scottish Parliament and outside for many years, asserting that it is both cruel and unnecessary in the managing of a rural estate.

Robin Harper MSP said:

Greens: SNP's fuel duty debate misses the point

2 March, 2011 - 14:29

For immediate release 2 March 2011

Greens will today vote against SNP proposals on fuel duty, which take no account of the impact of rising oil prices on petrol costs, fail to consider the costs to society and to individuals of policies which build dependence on the car, and which offer no long-term solutions.

SNP put interests of super-rich ahead of public interest

27 February, 2011 - 15:26

For immediate release 27 February 2011

Greens today raised concerns about the revelation that former Rangers chairman David Murray is backing Alex Salmond, just weeks after the First Minister's chief planner gave a presentation supporting a planning application from Mr Murray, a decision described at the time as "unwise and inappropriate".

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

Green leadership converges on Cardiff

27 February, 2011 - 14:53

For immediate release 27 February 2011

Latest poll shows Greens in contention for government

27 February, 2011 - 10:07

For immediate release 27 February 2011

The Scottish Greens today published a YouGov Holyrood poll which shows a significant boost to the Greens and Labour at the expense of the SNP and the Lib Dems. The Scotland Votes predictor indicates that if this result was repeated in May it would see the Greens treble their representation at Holyrood and the SNP lose a dozen seats, while the Lib Dems would lose almost half their current MSPs.

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

Greens welcome SNP u-turn on tax powers

25 February, 2011 - 11:49

For immediate release 25 February 2011

Green MSPs hail legal challenge to deepwater drilling

24 February, 2011 - 17:21

For immediate release 24 February 2011

Patrick Harvie MSP has welcomed a High Court ruling giving permission for a challenge to UK energy minister Chris Huhne's decision to grant licenses for deepwater drilling off the coast of Shetland. (1) The decision follows admissions by companies with licenses for deepwater drilling that they are unprepared for a blowout on the scale of the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

SNP accused of cover-up over £100m bridge Bill

24 February, 2011 - 13:05

For immediate release 24 February 2011

The Scottish Greens today challenged the decision by SNP Ministers to withhold information about an additional £100m liability associated with the additional Forth Road Bridge. The money is a contingent liability associated with the BP pipeline that crosses the proposed route of the bridge, an issue that Transport Scotland have known about for years.

Holyrood pressed to end Voda contract over tax-dodging

23 February, 2011 - 16:01

For immediate release 23 February 2011

Green MSP Patrick Harvie today challenged the Scottish Parliament's Corporate Body to end their current contract with Vodafone unless the phone company can demonstrate it pays full UK corporation tax on all its profits. Vodafone have recently avoided almost