Greens: free membership for ex-Lib Dem, ex-Labour members

12 May, 2010 - 16:31

For immediate release 12 May 2010

The coalition deal announced last night between the Tories and the Lib Dems should be a wake-up call to their supporters, the Scottish Green Party today said. Likewise, the failure of Labour to work in good faith with other parties to prevent this outcome means they share responsibility for what comes next.

Greens condemn blinkered report on additional Forth Bridge

12 May, 2010 - 16:22

For immediate release 12 May 2010

Scottish Greens over the moon about first Green MP

7 May, 2010 - 07:42

For immediate release 7 May 2010

The Scottish Green Party today welcomed Caroline Lucas's historic victory in Brighton Pavilion, giving the Greens their long-awaited Westminster breakthrough.

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

Greens reject scaremongering by bankers

3 May, 2010 - 15:49

For immediate release 3 May 2010

Scottish Greens turbocharge Twitter campaign

30 April, 2010 - 17:15

For immediate release 30 April 2010

The Scottish Green Party has revealed a deal with Edinburgh-based company Sodash to use their innovative Twitter toolkit to help out during the election campaign. Green candidates and activists are using Sodash to find what issues local voters are discussing online, and to help Green candidates respond directly to these issues. Direct conversations of this sort with voters will be crucial to build public trust, especially in an era when confidence in politics is at such a low ebb.

Scottish Parliament intervenes in Westminster election

29 April, 2010 - 18:11

For immediate release 29 April 2010

The Scottish Parliament today supported a motion from the Scottish Green MSPs calling for fair votes at Westminster. This vote comes less than a week before the polls open across Scotland and the rest of the UK, and Holyrood has today called for next week's vote to be the last ever to use First Past The Post.

Robin Harper MSP said:

Holyrood to vote on reform for Westminster elections

27 April, 2010 - 19:25

For immediate release 27 April 2010

Harvie visits Menie as public swing against Trump project

26 April, 2010 - 08:11

For immediate release 26 April 2010

Polling results published today show a clear majority of Scots now oppose Donald Trump's golf and leisure resort, with opinions now running at almost two to one against. (1) Mr Trump has long claimed that 93% support the project, which would require the eviction of local residents and the destruction of a unique and protected dune system, but has never published any evidence for this claim. (2)

Greens to bring living wage vote to Holyrood

25 April, 2010 - 09:42

For immediate release 25 April 2010

Holyrood will vote this Thursday, 29 April, on a motion from the Scottish Green Party MSPs to set a living wage of

SNP Ministers fail crucial climate test

22 April, 2010 - 00:52

The Green MSPs today slammed SNP Ministers for their plans, published today, to implement the Climate Change Act passed last year. The Scottish Government have proposed annual targets of just 0.5% for the next two years, far below the 3-4.5% required by the science. The 2020 target of 42% reductions remains, but Ministers have decided not to act to achieve this legal target, instead just making it the responsibility of the next Scottish Government.

Patrick Harvie MSP said: