For immediate release 26 January 2010
The SNP and Tories united today to vote through John Swinney's Budget after the Stage One debate, confirming the Green assessment that the SNP have effectively proposed a Tory Budget and that they would find the Scottish Tories ready to support it.
Patrick Harvie MSP said:
"A year ago at Westminster the Tories and the Lib Dems got into bed together, and today at Holyrood the SNP have climbed in beside the Scottish Tories too. It appears to be Swingers Day in Scottish politics.