Minister challenged on sponsorship of Commonwealth Games

Tue 20 Dec, 2011

For immediate release 19 December 2011

Green MSP Alison Johnstone has today written to the Minster for the Commonwealth Games, asking for assurances that companies with poor social and environmental records will not be able to sponsor the 2014 Games.

Transport trends: A wake-up call for SNP

Mon 19 Dec, 2011


For immediate release 14 December 2011

Commenting on today's publication of the latest national transport statistics*, Scottish Greens have expressed dismay at the continued absence of progress in bringing about the sustainable and affordable transport system that Scotland needs.

Greens argue that although there is a drop in overall traffic levels, this is most likely a result of the recession, rather than the impact of Government policies. Greenhouse gas emissions from transport as a proportion of total Scottish emissions now stand at 26.6%.**

Greens call for capital expenditure fit for the 21st century

Tue 6 Dec, 2011

For immediate release 6 December 2011

Strike 'a shot against the coalition's bows'

Wed 30 Nov, 2011

For immediate release 30 November 2011

Today's mass strike against the UK Coalition's pension plans will just be the beginning of significant resistance to George Osborne's plans, Greens today warned, unless Ministers think again and agree to negotiate with unions in good faith.

Greens backing tomorrow's strike action

Tue 29 Nov, 2011

For immediate release 29 November 2011

The Green MSPs today confirmed the party's support for tomorrow's coordinated strike action against UK Ministers' assault on public sector working conditions. Patrick Harvie MSP, the party's co-convenor, will take part in an STUC event with the leadership of Scottish Labour and with striking public sector staff in the morning, before taking part in the march from the Usher Hall to Holyrood and then meeting Holyrood staff on the picket line around Parliament.

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

Poll: public back church plans for same-sex marriages

Fri 25 Nov, 2011

For immediate release 25 November 2011

A poll published today by the Daily Mail shows remarkable support for churches who wish to conduct same-sex marriages, with 50% of Scots supporting the bid and just 36% opposed.

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

Ministers urged to act on nuclear safety at Rosyth

Wed 23 Nov, 2011

For immediate release 23 November 2011

SNP block Green moves to improve flawed Sectarianism Bill

Tue 22 Nov, 2011

For immediate release 22 November 2011