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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.

FMQs: Greens challenge SNP over Indy economic vision

Thu 25 Apr, 2019

Scottish independence must offer the hope of a genuine change of economic direction, instead of mimicking the UK's failed austerity agenda, according to Scottish Greens parliamentary co-leader Patrick Harvie. The Scottish Government backed Green calls for a Green New Deal in Parliament yesterday, and Harvie today challenged Nicola Sturgeon to be more ambitious in following through on this commitment, and to ensure that the independence campaign doesn’t close the door on this agenda.

Parliament backs a Green New Deal

Wed 24 Apr, 2019

Scottish Greens Parliamentary Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP has welcomed the Scottish Parliament’s backing for a Green New Deal following a debate in parliament this evening.

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A Green New Deal for Scotland

Mon 22 Apr, 2019

Scottish Greens Parliamentary Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP will this week bring forward a debate calling on the Scottish Government to develop a Green New Deal policy for Scotland.

The Glasgow MSP will highlight the growing interest in Scotland and across the world in a Green New Deal, an agenda which requires the mobilisation of regulatory, fiscal and monetary powers to achieve a rapid and just transition to a zero carbon economy.

Last month the Greens brought forward a motion to declare a climate emergency, but this was voted down by every other party.

MSPs issue call to stop Brexit

Wed 27 Mar, 2019

MSPs issue call to stop Brexit

The Scottish Parliament has said that Brexit should be stopped by revoking article 50, if there is not time to hold a People’s Vote with an option to remain in the EU.

The call from Holyrood comes just hours before MPs in Westminster will vote on a range of possible Brexit outcomes in so-called indicative votes.