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Harvie calls for clarity from Finance Secretary 

Thu 20 Jun, 2019

Scottish Greens Parliamentary Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP has called for clarity from the Scottish Government over how it plans to deal with a predicted budget shortfall over the next few years. 

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Patrick Harvie: Government must deliver asylum accommodation pledge

Thu 20 Jun, 2019

Glasgow’s Green MSP Patrick Harvie has said the Scottish Government must ensure emergency accommodation is available for people facing eviction at the hands of the UK Government’s asylum contractor Serco.

In an exchange at First Ministers Questions on plans to mark Refugee Festival Scotland, Harvie said the Government must deliver its previous commitment to emergency housing for asylum seekers facing destitution.

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Greens urge long term plan for Sauchiehall Street

Thu 20 Jun, 2019

Scottish Greens have urged a long term recovery plan for Sauchiehall Street and the surrounding area, as the Scottish Parliament marked the first anniversary of the devastating fire at the Glasgow School of Art.

Patrick Harvie, Glasgow’s Green MSP, told a members’ debate that local residents and businesses are still feeling the effects of the fire and deserve stronger commitments from local and national government.

Harvie demands emergency action to stop asylum evictions

Wed 12 Jun, 2019

Scottish Green Party parliamentary co-leader and MSP for Glasgow, Patrick Harvie, has demanded emergency action to stop people being made homeless as a result of Serco’s announcement it will resume evictions of people who have sought asylum.

Mr Harvie blasted Serco and the UK Government for the inhumane asylum system but also said the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council had failed to deliver emergency housing despite previous commitments to do that.

Green leaders call on FM to give climate assurance

Wed 12 Jun, 2019

Scottish Greens Parliamentary Co-Leaders Alison Johnstone and Patrick Harvie have written to the First Minister expressing their concern at her government appearing to walk back a commitment to review all policies in light of the climate emergency. 

Scottish Government must deliver on Rail commitments

Thu 6 Jun, 2019

The Scottish Government must deliver on its promise to the people of the Highlands to make railway travel to Inverness competitive with road travel according to the Scottish Greens Parliamentary Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP. 

Both the Welsh and Scottish Governments have recently declared climate emergencies and this week the Welsh Government announced it has scrapped plans to build a new motorway.

EU Elections 2019 - Thank You

Fri 31 May, 2019

The European Elections are now over, and although the Green Wave didn't quite hit Scotland's shores there was still a positive result and gains were made in Glasgow.  Patrick Harvie has a message for everyone who campaigned in Glasgow, why they should be proud of Glasgow's results, and what we can do going forwards.

Finance statement shows Greens leading the change

Thu 30 May, 2019

The Scottish Government’s medium-term financial strategy once again highlights that the Scottish Greens are leading the change in Scotland according to the party’s parliamentary Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP.

The Finance Secretary highlighted the fairer taxation model that is now in place as a result of Green influence in budget negotiations, making over £500m additional available for public services.

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Harvie: Indyref should take place during this Parliament

Wed 29 May, 2019

Scottish Greens Parliamentary Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP today insisted that while the newly published Referendums Bill contains no specific commitment to an independence referendum during this parliament on the face of the Bill, such a referendum should take place on that timescale.

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APD vote shows Greens are leading the change

Wed 8 May, 2019

Scottish Greens have hailed a vote to abandon planned cuts to air passenger duty and called on other parties to follow their lead in tackling the climate emergency.

A debate brought by Labour MSPs called for parliament to support dropping the tax cut, something which Greens have pushed for consistently. An SNP amendment, which passed with Green support, committed the Government to the policy u-turn, whilst also highlighting progress on low carbon infrastructure spending and introducing workplace parking levy powers – both of which have resulted from Green budget wins.