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Harvie challenges Sturgeon over lack of zero carbon emissions target

Thu 24 May, 2018

Scottish Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie MSP today (24 May) used First Minister's Questions to challenge Nicola Sturgeon over her government's weak decision not to set a target of zero carbon emissions in the new Climate Change Bill.

The bill sets a target to reduce carbon emissions by 90 per cent by 2050, representing a slowdown in the current rate of action. Greens have previously called for a target of 100 per cent reduction by 2040 to keep pace, meet international climate science agreements and help create green jobs, warm homes and efficient public transport.

We’ve got our priorities royally wrong if we care more about the wedding in Windsor than real people’s lives

Patrick Harvie MSP Fri 18 May, 2018

Couples starting out their lives together, whether married or not, often face tough financial decisions, over issues like where to call home. If you’re very observant you might have spotted an occasional mention in the media that there’s a wedding taking place in Winsdor this weekend. Let’s all hope that the happy couple won’t have to face a grilling from their bank manager anytime soon as they set up home together.

Harvie urges SNP, Labour & Lib Dem MSPs to stand together against Tory devolution demolition squad

Thu 10 May, 2018

Scottish Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie MSP is urging SNP, Labour and Lib Dem MSPs to stand together against Theresa May & Ruth Davidson’s devolution “demolition squad” in light of today’s (10 May) report from Holyrood’s Finance & Constitution Committee, which recommends that MSPs reject key sections of the UK Government’s EU Withdrawal Bill when it is put to a Legislative Consent Motion vote on Tuesday (15 May).

The Tories are throwing a wrecking ball at the devolution settlement

Patrick Harvie MSP Fri 4 May, 2018

When is consent not consent? This kind of question can be complicated, and when it becomes the focus of both public debate and legal process disagreements and misunderstandings can arise because of nothing more than woolly use of language. Most of us have an instinctive idea of what consent means, but until we actually discuss it openly we can’t rely on the assumption that we all share the same definition.

Harvie takes FM to task over education, urging her to drop unwanted reforms and change direction

Thu 3 May, 2018

Scottish Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie MSP today took the First Minister to task over her government's proposed changes to the way schools are run, urging her to drop the ‘unwanted, unneeded’ reforms and change direction.

Tory letter claiming warm welcome awaits Donald Trump is laughable says Harvie

Thu 26 Apr, 2018

Donald Trump should be met in Scotland with a level protest “not seen since the Iraq War”, Patrick Harvie has said in response to a letter from prominent Conservative and far-right groups urging the US President to travel to Scotland as an alternative to London for his state visit this summer.

Harvie challenges FM over Scot Gov contradictory stance on arms industry

Thu 26 Apr, 2018

Patrick Harvie MSP, Co-convener of the Scottish Greens, today (26 Apr) challenged the First Minister over the Scottish Government's contradictory stance on the arms industry.

Greens continue to oppose EU Withdrawal Bill says Harvie

Tue 24 Apr, 2018

Patrick Harvie MSP, the Scottish Greens’ co-convener has responded to an update on negotiations on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill by saying that his party will continue to stand up for the Scottish Parliament by ensuring that Brexit is not used to undermine Holyrood’s powers.

Big Branch Meeting: Air Pollution in Glasgow - Where Next?

Mon 23 Apr, 2018

Join us this Thursday for discussion on air pollution in Glasgow, and what we can do about it.

We'll be hearing from Emilia Hanna from Friends of the Earth, Patrick Harvie MSP, Cllr Martha Wardrop, and active travel campaigner John Chivall.

We'll be at the Renfield Centre on Bath Street, this Thursday, 26th April.  Doors open at 6:30pm with tea and coffee, and the meeting itself will start at 7:00pm.

Do come along and join us!

Working for a more just world can’t be done by saying “I wouldn’t start from here”

Patrick Harvie MSP Fri 20 Apr, 2018

As the Commonwealth Games holds the attention of sports fans, and the Commonwealth Heads of Government meet in London, there has been another round of speculation about the organisation’s future, and debate about its past. Is the Commonwealth merely a legacy of Empire, a reminder of the brutal crimes of Empire, or is it a mutually beneficial community of countries bound together by bonds of friendship?