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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: 

Brexit will rip up environmental regulations

Wed 21 Aug, 2019

Boris Johnson’s admission that Brexit will lead to a ripping up of environmental safeguards and workers’ rights shows why the hard-right Brexit project must be stopped, the Scottish Greens have said.

In his letter to EU leaders, the Prime Minister said regulations governing “environmental, product and labour standards” must “diverge” from the EU.

“That is the point our exit,” he adds.

Harvie: It’s time that the people of Scotland were given a choice over their future.

Mon 5 Aug, 2019

Responding to news that a majority of Scots are now in favour of independence Scottish Greens Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP said:  

“It’s time that the people of Scotland were given a choice over their future. 

Harvie and Slater elected Green Co-Leaders

Thu 1 Aug, 2019

Patrick Harvie MSP and Lorna Slater have been elected as the new Co-Leaders of the Scottish Green Party following a month long election process. The result was announced in Edinburgh this afternoon.

The party adopted a new constitution at its spring conference meaning that it would elect leaders for the first time, effectively replacing the co-convenor position within the party.

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

Harvie: Scotland needs a route out of Boris’ Brexit Britain

Tue 23 Jul, 2019

The people of Scotland must be given the chance to escape Boris Johnson’s Brexit Britain now that the Tory MP is set to become the UK’s new Prime Minister according to the Scottish Greens Co-Convenor Patrick Harvie MSP.  

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

“The people of Scotland didn’t vote for Brexit, we didn’t vote for a Tory government and I’m certain that given the choice we wouldn’t have voted for Boris Johnson either. 

Don’t let Pride give in to hate

Patrick Harvie MSP Mon 1 Jul, 2019

My first Pride march was in London nearly 30 years ago, during my first year at University.

Still reeling from the culture shock of moving from Dumbarton to Manchester with its vibrant queer community, I was both overjoyed and bewildered to be part of an event so huge that it transformed the city.

An estimated 100,000 people – lesbians, gay men, bisexual people, trans people and more – marched, chanted and partied together long before the acronym LGBT had ever been coined.

Scottish Green MSPs celebrate 20 years of the ‘Green’ Scottish Parliament

Sat 29 Jun, 2019

Scottish Greens are celebrating 20 years of the Scottish Parliament leading the UK on Green issues.

As members of the public visit Holyrood to mark the 20th birthday of the Scottish Parliament, co-leaders of the Greens MSP group Patrick Harvie and Alison Johnstone will join others in welcoming them.

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. 

Patrick Harvie MSP said: