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Greer condemns Scottish Ministers for supporting Prestwick US military operations

Thu 22 Feb, 2018

Ross Greer MSP, External Affairs spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, today (22 Feb) condemned Scottish Ministers for their support of government-owned Prestwick Airport’s use as a staging post for US military operations and for the contradictory statements made while trying to avoid scrutiny regarding this position.

Arts organisations right to lose all confidence in Creative Scotland, says Greer

Thu 22 Feb, 2018

Ross Greer MSP, Culture & Media spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, used today's (22 Feb) meeting of Holyrood's Culture Committee to tell the Chief Executive of Creative Scotland that many arts organisations would be right to have lost all confidence in the organisation over its recent round of regular funding grants.

Striking university staff backed by Greens

Thu 22 Feb, 2018

University and College Union members striking from today, in the largest industrial action seen in the university sector for many years, have the full support of the Scottish Greens says an MSP from the party.

Ross Greer MSP, the Scottish Greens’ education spokesperson, also says the proposed changes to staff pensions are wrong and will lead to talent leaving higher education.

Greer, a West of Scotland MSP, said:

Cost of extra infrastructure at Scottish ports caused by Brexit should be paid for by UK government

Sun 11 Feb, 2018

Every penny of the money needed to pay for installing additional infrastructure at Scottish ports, in the event that Britain leaves the Customs Union while Northern Ireland stays in, should be paid for by the UK government, according to a Green MSP

Ross Greer, a West of Scotland MSP, says the physical and digital infrastructure which would be required should not have to be paid for by coastal councils, or the Scottish Government, and that the simplest and cheapest solution is for Scotland and the rest of the UK to stay in the Customs Union and Single Market.

Greer renews call for devolution of migration as research shows Brexit threat to Scotland's economy

Wed 7 Feb, 2018

Ross Greer, External Affairs spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, today (7 Feb) welcomed research showing that a cut in migration as a result of Brexit could cost Scotland's economy up to £10 billion a year by 2040. 

The analysis paper by the Scottish Government sets out options for a Scottish migration system, including specific criteria to address skills shortages.

Greer to lead Holyrood debate calling for re-regulation of bus services to protect customers from ongoing price hikes

Mon 29 Jan, 2018

Ross Greer, Scottish Green MSP for the West of Scotland, will this week (Wed 31 Jan) lead a Holyrood debate calling for the re-regulation of bus services to protect customers from ongoing price hikes which he says are making public transport unaffordable and inaccessible.

Greer has criticised bus companies First Group and McGill’s for recent fare hikes which impact people on low incomes, students and children.

First Glasgow has increased fares by more than 10 per cent on some tickets and scrapped unaccompanied child fares.

Greer Slams McGill’s Student Fare Hike

Fri 19 Jan, 2018

Green MSP Ross Greer has criticised bus company McGill’s for a change that will leave many students paying 50% more for their bus travel.

Glasgow Airport: Greer Questions Flight Path Plan

Tue 16 Jan, 2018

Ross Greer, Green MSP for the West of Scotland and Patrick Harvie, Economy spokesperson for the Scottish Greens have questioned plans by Glasgow Airport to revise flight paths, which the airport says is needed to cope with increased passenger numbers and airspace congestion. Proposals would see an increase in flights over areas including parts of Bearsden, resulting in more noise pollution for local residents.

 

New analysis showing exiting Single Market would see Scotland £12.7 billion worse off puts further pressure on Labour says Greer

Mon 15 Jan, 2018

A new economic impact analysis showing that exiting the Single Market would see Scotland £12.7 billion worse off by 2030 - a loss of £2,300 per person per year - puts further pressure on Labour to get off the fence on Brexit, according to Scottish Greens external affairs spokesperson Ross Greer MSP.

Greer hits out at Scottish Labour as "lost cause" as Brexit spokesperson says ‘too early’ to decide on a plan

Fri 12 Jan, 2018

Ross Greer MSP, External Affairs spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, today (12 Jan) hit out at Scottish Labour as a "lost cause" after their newly-appointed Brexit spokesperson said it was ‘too early’ to decide on a plan for Brexit, essentially conceding to the Tories’ ‘jobs-destroying, rights-removing Hard Brexit, outside of the Single Market and Customs Union’.
 
In an interview with the Daily Record, Labour MSP Neil Findlay said: "We have to keep an open mind. Nailing our colours to one mast...would be a mistake." 
 
Ross Greer MSP said: