TORY/LIB BUDGET AN IDEOLOGICAL SLASH AND BURN EXERCISE

Tue 22 Jun, 2010

For immediate release 22 June 2010

Greens today argued that George Osborne's first Budget is an act of ideological vandalism from the right-wing alliance of the Tories and Lib Dems, with political cover provided by Labour's failures, and that Scotland will pay a significant and unnecessary price. The party believes that, the UK-wide deficit could be reduced entirely by a more progressive taxation system and a clampdown on tax loopholes and tax avoidance.

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

SNP vanity projects a major threat to Glasgow Subway

Thu 17 Jun, 2010

For immediate release 17 June 2010

Speaking ahead of a debate on Glasgow's Subway tonight at Holyrood (on motion S3M-6195), Green MSP for Glasgow Patrick Harvie heavily criticised SNP transport policy and its impact on Glasgow's public transport projects.

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

Scottish Ministers have zero ambition on waste

Wed 9 Jun, 2010

For immediate release 9 June 2010

Hunterston plant would be a dirty great mistake

Wed 2 Jun, 2010

For immediate release 2 June 2010

Public access at Menie - again

comms Tue 1 Jun, 2010

I have had reported to me three more incidents where people were stopped on the Menie Estate. References to previous incidents can be found here.

One incident I regard as very serious. I quote from part of an email from a young woman horse-rider:

Council should consider an ASBO

comms Mon 31 May, 2010

There are some people who just don't understand the limits of acceptable behaviour - and as a result make life very difficult for their neighbours. Fortunately, it's only a very small minority who cause such problems - but the consequences for those living next door can be devastating.

Serious questions over future of Climate Minister

Thu 27 May, 2010

For immediate release 27 May 2010

The Green MSPs have tonight questioned the judgement of Stewart Stevenson, the Climate Change Minister, following two rejections of Mr Stevenson's proposed climate targets, firstly nine days ago in the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee, and secondly tonight in the Chamber by 64 votes to 62.

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

Holyrood to take defining climate decision today

Thu 27 May, 2010

For immediate release 27 May 2010

Greens back Bunker plan to block Trump evictions

Wed 26 May, 2010

For immediate release 26 May 2010

Greens urge Parliament to reject £2.3bn white elephant

Wed 26 May, 2010

For immediate release 26 May 2010

Today will see the Scottish Parliament debate the Forth Crossing Bill, the Scottish Government's proposal to build an additional road bridge adjacent to the existing Forth Road Bridge. Greens support a reliable road crossing over the Eastern Forth estuary, but believe the more prudent approach would be to repair the existing bridge for a maximum of