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Greens to bring vote on Trump wealth order

Mon 1 Feb, 2021

The Scottish Greens will bring an opposition debate – and vote – to parliament on Wednesday calling on the Scottish Government to seek an unexplained wealth order in relation to Donald Trump’s acquisition of golf courses.

Greens: FM must turn words into action on trans rights

Thu 28 Jan, 2021

Scottish Greens have urged the First Minister to follow her warm words on trans rights into action by the Scottish Government.

Following a video on social media by Nicola Sturgeon in support of trans people, who have felt increasingly marginalised within the SNP, Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie called on the Scottish Government to match her rhetoric with actions.

Greens seek ambition in Scottish Budget

Tue 26 Jan, 2021

This week’s Scottish budget must show ambition for a fair recovery from the pandemic and urgency in tackling the climate crisis, the Scottish Greens have said.

Unlike other opposition parties, the Scottish Greens have consistently made an impact on the Scottish Government’s spending plans over the last five years.

Quarantine hotels should be extended to communities

Tue 26 Jan, 2021

Proposed quarantine hotels for international travellers should be extended to communities to allow people to self-isolate when needed, the Scottish Greens have said.

The Scottish Government has been considering the use of hotels to boost self isolation numbers since the Scottish Greens first raised it last May, yet today confirmed they are seeking hotel provision for international visitors to allow them to quarantine on arrival.

Free bus travel for young people delivered by Scottish Greens

Thu 21 Jan, 2021

Legislation guaranteeing free bus travel for every young person in Scotland under 19 has been laid before the Scottish Parliament, delivering on budget commitments delivered by the Scottish Greens.

Transport Secretary Michael Matheson today confirms that the Scottish Government will proceed with the plans in 2021, thanks to the budget deal struck with the Scottish Greens last year.

Nicola Sturgeon challenged on Trump

Wed 20 Jan, 2021

The Scottish Greens have challenged Nicola Sturgeon to finally investigate Donald Trump’s acquisition of golf courses in Scotland.

Scotland needs rent controls

Sun 17 Jan, 2021

Inflation busting rent rises across Scotland show the urgent need for the introduction of rent controls, Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie MSP has said.

Revealed: Scottish Govt has power to seek Trump McMafia order

Sat 16 Jan, 2021

The Scottish Government must press on with an Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) on Donald Trump’s Scottish acquisition of Turnberry golf course, Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie has said, after legal advice confirmed ministers have the power to seek one.

Home care staff testing better late than never

Fri 15 Jan, 2021

Scottish Greens have welcomed proposals for asymptomatic testing of care at home workers as ‘better late than never’.

The Greens first proposed regular COVID testing for all NHS and care staff last April.

Responding to the announcement by the First Minister, Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie said:

“Since the start of the first lockdown we have called for regular testing for our front-line workers who have gone above and beyond to keep us safe.

Greens: Self isolation key to success of test and trace

Fri 15 Jan, 2021

The test and trace system to drive down in infections of the Coronavirus will only be effective if people are supported to self-isolate safely, the Scottish Greens have warned.