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Nicola Sturgeon challenged to meet expectations of young people

Thu 19 Sep, 2019

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon must rise to meet the expectations of Scotland’s young people, the Scottish Greens have said.

At First Ministers Questions, co-leader Patrick Harvie raised the broken promises and failing case for the union, including the news that David Cameron was so desperate in 2014 he asked the Queen to intervene in the debate on independence.

People aged 16-20 have never had a say on independence. Patrick Harvie called for the more than 200,000 young people who have been too young to vote on Scotland’s future to be given a say.

Indyref2 needs a bold economic case for independence

Tue 17 Sep, 2019

The SNP cannot repeat the mistake of promising the continuation of a failed economic model after independence if it wants to win an indyref2, the Scottish Greens have said.

Ahead of the fifth anniversary of the 2014 vote, Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie said the events of the last five years have made a second independence referendum inevitable, but that the next vote should be held on a more radical prospectus.

Court of Session rules prorogation unlawful

Wed 11 Sep, 2019

Responding to the judgement of the Inner House of the Court of Session, Scottish Greens Parliamentary Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP said:

“We’ll all need to study the detail of this ruling, but it seems clear that the criticism of Boris Johnson’s decision to shut down Parliament has been vindicated, and we therefore support the demand to recall Parliament.

Glasgow to host major climate conference 

Tue 10 Sep, 2019

Scottish Greens Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP has welcomed the news that Glasgow is set to be confirmed as the host of next year’s major global climate conference. 

Glasgow MSP Patrick Harvie said: 

“I welcome the announcement that Glasgow is to host this major global climate conference. The science is clear, we have just a decade left to take the bold and urgent action required to transform our economy so that it works for people and planet. 

Shutting down parliament is an assault on democracy

Mon 9 Sep, 2019

Responding to confirmation that the UK Parliament will be prorogued at close of business today, Scottish Greens Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP said:

 

Greens respond to court of session publishing documents 

Thu 5 Sep, 2019

Responding to the publication of UK Government documents by the Court of Session, Scottish Greens Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP said: 

Greens respond to court of session judgement

Wed 4 Sep, 2019

Responding to today's judgement in the Court of Session, regarding the Prime Minister's decision to prorogue parliament, Scottish Greens Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP said: 

The programme for government is a cheap imitation of Scottish Green New Deal

Tue 3 Sep, 2019

Nicola Sturgeon’s Programme for Government lacks the ambition, scale and courage required to tackle inequality and the climate emergency, the Scottish Greens have said.

While adopting the language of a Green New Deal, measures do not go far enough if Scotland is to provide a future for all, the party’s co-leader Patrick Harvie said.

Responding, Harvie said: “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery after all, and a week after we launched our Scottish Green New Deal, it is gratifying to see the First Minister adopt our language.

Scottish Green New Deal unveiled

Fri 30 Aug, 2019

The Scottish Greens have unveiled a new campaign to transform Scotland’s economy.

The Scottish Green New Deal would use every lever available to the Scottish Government to respond to the challenges of outrageous inequality, growing poverty, and the climate emergency with the urgency that is needed.

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Greens respond to reports that PM plans to suspend parliament

Wed 28 Aug, 2019

Responding to reports that the Prime Minister plans to ask the Queen to suspend parliament, Scottish Greens Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP said: