Greens support Edinburgh unemployment services

Wed 9 Mar, 2011

For immediate release 09 March 2011

Robin Harper MSP today attacked the brutal cuts facing Edinburgh's unemployment services during a debate brought by Sarah Boyack MSP, and restated the need for a youth microfinance scheme as an addition to continued funding of existing services to help tackle unemployment amongst Edinburgh's young people.

Robin Harper MSP said:

Greens: key questions remain on Subway modernisation

Wed 9 Mar, 2011

For immediate release 9 March 2011

Patrick Harvie, Glasgow's Green MSP, today welcomed the announcement that Scottish Ministers plan to invest in the Glasgow subway, but noted that no timescale or level of funding had yet been committed to. The Greens support substantial investment in Scotland' only underground system, which is the world's third oldest network and in urgent need of maintenance and upgrading.

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

Latest poll predicts Green gains

Mon 7 Mar, 2011

For immediate release 7 March 2011

A TNS-BMRB poll in today's Herald predicts a trebling of the number of Greens at Holyrood and a widening of the gap between Labour and the SNP, confirming a trend in recent polls.

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

Poll boost

comms Thu 3 Mar, 2011

It's no surprise to see both the SNP and the Lib Dems falling in the latest poll as their cuts start to bite, nor that the Tories remain relatively unscathed. Their voters are getting pretty much what they asked for, however much I may dislike their agenda.

Greens press Ministers to oppose snaring in Scotland

Wed 2 Mar, 2011

For immediate release 2 March 2011

Robin Harper MSP spoke out against snaring again today during Stage 3 of the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Bill. Robin Harper MSP has spoken out about snaring both within the Scottish Parliament and outside for many years, asserting that it is both cruel and unnecessary in the managing of a rural estate.

Robin Harper MSP said:

Greens: SNP's fuel duty debate misses the point

Wed 2 Mar, 2011

For immediate release 2 March 2011

Greens will today vote against SNP proposals on fuel duty, which take no account of the impact of rising oil prices on petrol costs, fail to consider the costs to society and to individuals of policies which build dependence on the car, and which offer no long-term solutions.

SNP put interests of super-rich ahead of public interest

Sun 27 Feb, 2011

For immediate release 27 February 2011

Greens today raised concerns about the revelation that former Rangers chairman David Murray is backing Alex Salmond, just weeks after the First Minister's chief planner gave a presentation supporting a planning application from Mr Murray, a decision described at the time as "unwise and inappropriate".

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

Green leadership converges on Cardiff

Sun 27 Feb, 2011

For immediate release 27 February 2011

Latest poll shows Greens in contention for government

Sun 27 Feb, 2011

For immediate release 27 February 2011

The Scottish Greens today published a YouGov Holyrood poll which shows a significant boost to the Greens and Labour at the expense of the SNP and the Lib Dems. The Scotland Votes predictor indicates that if this result was repeated in May it would see the Greens treble their representation at Holyrood and the SNP lose a dozen seats, while the Lib Dems would lose almost half their current MSPs.

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

Greens welcome SNP u-turn on tax powers

Fri 25 Feb, 2011

For immediate release 25 February 2011