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Scottish Greens respond to Letwin amendment vote

Sat 19 Oct, 2019

Responding to the news that the Prime Minister has once again failed to command a majority in the House of Commons, Scottish Greens Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP said: 

Scottish Greens respond to Brexit deal

Thu 17 Oct, 2019

Responding to reports that a deal has been agreed between the EU and UK to facilitate the UK’s exit from the EU, Scottish Greens Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP said:

EU citizens in Scotland need more certainty

Tue 8 Oct, 2019

EU citizens in Scotland need more certainty, even if Brexit doesn’t happen on October 31st, Scottish Green co-leader Patrick Harvie has said.

Responding to the statement on no-deal preparation by Deputy First Minister John Swinney, Patrick Harvie called for the Scottish Government to identify what support EU Citizens will need in the wake of the hardening stance by the UK Government on the issue.

Patrick Harvie said:

Offensive that Prestwick is subsidising dangerous US regime

Tue 8 Oct, 2019

Scottish Greens Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP has slammed the Scottish Government for “effectively subsidising the military operations of a dangerous far right regime.”

 

Questioning the Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity in parliament this afternoon, Mr Harvie said,

Harvie: Prime Minister must resign in light of court judgement

Tue 24 Sep, 2019

Responding to the judgement of the Supreme Court that the Prime Minister’s decision to prorogue parliament was unlawful, void and of no effect, Scottish Greens Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP said: 

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: