IWD: Time for a feminist foreign policy

Wed 8 Mar, 2023

It is only by embracing equity that Scotland can develop and enact a genuinely feminist foreign policy, say the Scottish Greens.

The point will be made by the party’s equalities spokesperson, Maggie Chapman MSP, during a parliamentary debate to mark International Women’s Day 2023.

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is “embrace equity”.

Speaking in the debate, Maggie will say:

“The needs of future generations, the women and girls of the future, depend on the decisions we make now. 

Scottish Green MSP to lead debate on ‘environmental and cultural vandalism’ of Loch Lomond

Wed 8 Mar, 2023

Scottish Green MSP Ross Greer will lead a debate in the Scottish Parliament on Flamingo Land’s controversial attempts to build a sprawling and unwanted resort on the shores of Loch Lomond.

This comes as the Yorkshire-based company submitted revised plans for their proposed development at Balloch.

The developers dropped previous plans in 2019 after a campaign led by the Scottish Greens submitted a record 60,000 objections. There have already been 42,000 objections to the current proposal, lodged in 2022.

No excuse for greyhound racing

Wed 8 Mar, 2023

It is long past time for Scotland to finally phase out greyhound racing, say the Scottish Greens.

IWD: Working for a fairer, greener and more feminist Scotland

Wed 8 Mar, 2023

An open letter to the Women of the Scottish Green Party, on celebrating International Women’s Day

Dear Siblings

Without safe travel we will lose voices and participation of women and girls

Tue 7 Mar, 2023

If women and girls cannot travel safely, with confidence and assurance, then their participation in so many aspects of life will inevitably be limited, say the Scottish Greens. 

The point was made by the Scottish Greens equalities spokesperson, Maggie Chapman MSP, today during a Scottish Parliament debate on new Scottish Government research on Women and Girls’ Safety on Public Transport.

The research showed that across Scotland women and girls are adapting their behaviour in order to feel safer when travelling or working on public transport.

Anti-refugee Bill sign of “racist government that has run out of racist ideas”

Tue 7 Mar, 2023

The UK government’s shameful anti-refugee policy, announced today, is “desperate and shameful”, say the Scottish Greens.

The Scottish Greens equalities and justice spokesperson, Maggie Chapman MSP said:

“Even by the appalling standards of the Home Office this is desperate and shameful.

Johnson knighthood for dad would be beyond parody

Mon 6 Mar, 2023

Boris Johnson nominating his dad for a knighthood would be “beyond parody” say the Scottish Greens. This follows reports in The Times that Johnson is set to list his father, Stanley Johnson, for a knighthood.

The Party’s constitutional spokesperson, Ross Greer MSP, said:

“These reports are beyond parody. There’s cronyism and then there’s whatever sad joke this is. 

“The only person who could conceivably believe that Stanley Johnson deserves an honour is his dishonest and incompetent Tory court jester of a son.

Ground-breaking study reveals Scotland’s future after oil and gas

Mon 6 Mar, 2023

A ground-breaking new study, welcomed by the Scottish Greens, has highlighted the need to capitalise on economic opportunities in the transition away from oil and gas.

The independent study, commissioned as part of the Bute House Agreement between the Scottish Greens and the Scottish Government, found that tens of thousands of jobs, and massive economic development, could be created in low carbon sectors if the proper planning and investment was put in place.

UK racist anti-migrant policies are ‘full scale attack’ on rights of refugees

Mon 6 Mar, 2023

The UK government’s expected crackdown on the rights of people seeking asylum are racist and an attempt to distract from their numerous failings, say the Scottish Greens.

The Scottish Greens human rights and justice spokesperson, Maggie Chapman MSP, said:

“The Home Office’s latest proposals amount to a full scale attack on the rights of refugees and would criminalise some of the most vulnerable communities in the world simply for seeking refuge.

Scottish Greens welcome “landmark” offer to teachers

Fri 3 Mar, 2023

Scottish Greens have welcomed a “landmark” pay offer to teachers, the highest in twenty years. 

Scottish Greens education spokesperson Ross Greer MSP, who was involved in the talks, welcomed the frank approach of the teaching unions during this week’s discussions and pointed to the challenges caused to public sector pay negotiations in Scotland by the actions of the Westminster government.

Ross Greer MSP said: