Greens to vote against SNP plans for sectarianism bill

Wed 22 Jun, 2011

For immediate release 22 June 2011

The Green MSPs will tomorrow vote against a proposal from the Scottish Government to suspend Standing Orders to allow Ministers to push the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Bill through Parliament in just six days. The party agrees that sectarianism and hate crime are serious issues, but argues that significant new offences incurring jail terms of up to five years deserve proper Parliamentary scrutiny, not mere cursory consideration to fit an arbitrary political timescale.

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

Greens call for further devolution on education, energy

Tue 21 Jun, 2011

For immediate release 21 June 2011

At today's first meeting of the Scottish Parliament Committee considering the UK Government's Scotland Bill, legislation which would move more powers to Holyrood, Green MSP Alison Johnstone set out two additional areas where further devolution should be considered. The first proposal covers higher education governance, currently overseen by the Privy Council, despite the remainder of the higher education sector being a matter for the Scottish Parliament.

Independent review endorses Greens' Climate Challenge Fund

Mon 20 Jun, 2011

For immediate release 20 June 2011

President of homophobic university to address Holyrood

Wed 15 Jun, 2011

For immediate release 15 June 2011

Parliament urged to follow Italy's lead on nuclear

Tue 14 Jun, 2011

For immediate release 14 June 2011

Greens mark World Oceans Day at Holyrood

Wed 8 Jun, 2011

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Greens: Glasgow City Council must protect Egyptian Halls

Tue 31 May, 2011

For immediate release 31 May 2011

Holding our ground

comms Sat 7 May, 2011

In the Scottish election of 5 May 2011, the Greens were the only opposition party not to lose seats in the face of a tidal wave of SNP support but it's of course disappointing that expected gains did not materialize.

Greens welcome polling day

Thu 5 May, 2011

For immediate release Thursday 05 May 2011

Speaking while casting his vote at Shawlands Academy in Glasgow, Patrick Harvie, the Scottish Green Party's Co-convenor and top candidate in the Glasgow region, said:

Greens in final pitch to centre-left Scots

Wed 4 May, 2011

For immediate release 4 May 2011

On the eve of tomorrow's Holyrood poll, the Scottish Greens issued the party's final bid for a strong second vote.

Patrick Harvie said: