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#SP2021 – Greens plan ferry links to Europe

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Greens propose new ferry links to EuropeThe Scottish Greens have promised to establish new ferry links to Europe offering low carbon alternatives for both passengers and freight.Working with Calmac, the party aims to create...

#SP2021 – Greens want to end homework for primary school pupils

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The Scottish Greens want to bring an end to homework in primary schools, pointing to evidence that rather than helping to improve attainment, it can have a harmful effect on younger children’s attitude towards...

#SP6 Greens warn of climate breakdown

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Reverting to their more usual conversation on climate emergency the Scottish Greens today warn that there are only nine years left to avert climate breakdown.They say that other parties are sleepwalking Scotland to climate...

#SP6 Greens promise to create jobs

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The Scottish Green Party’s manifesto will contain plans to create over 100,000 jobs to fuel a green recovery from the pandemic and tackle the climate emergency, the party will reveal today.Scottish Greens co-leader Lorna...

Scottish Greens launch election campaign

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The Scottish Greens launched its campaign for the 2021 Holyrood election on top of a very sunny Calton Hill.The party’s lead candidates in Scotland rolled out the party’s slogan for the election this morning,...

Scottish Greens will not support motion of no confidence in Swinney

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Scottish Green MSPs say that they will not vote alongside the Scottish Conservatives in a motion for no confidence in the Deputy First Minister, John Swinney which is due to take place in parliament...

Scottish Greens looking for an ambitious budget

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The Scottish Greens say that 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 consistently made an impact...

Greens call for support for councils and workers

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The new local levels of Covid restrictions must be backed up with support for councils and workers, the Scottish Greens have said.At First Minister’s Questions, Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie raised that local authorities...

Craigentinny/Duddingston by-election – Ben Parker Scottish Green Party

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Ben Parker is the Scottish Green Party candidate for the Craigentinny/Duddingston by election. He is by his own admission the youngest candidate at 24, but is already experienced in politics.He has lived here...

Broadcast the match free to avoid unnecessary travel say Greens

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Scottish Greens say showing this weekend’s Celtic vs Rangers game on free to air tv could be an important preventative measure to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.THis would have the effect of...

Coronavirus: More testing is ‘essential’

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The Scottish Greens say the lack of testing strategy is hampering Covid-19 response.Alison Johnstone MSP is making this call following analysis that shows while Scotland is faring better than England in terms of...

Scottish Greens cancel spring conference

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The Scottish Greens Executive Committee has this afternoon taken the decision to cancel the party’s Spring Conference in light of the ongoing coronavirus situation.Scottish Greens Executive Co-Chair Ross Greer MSP said: “Due to the...

#GE2019 Greens concentrate on climate change

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Lorna Slater is the co-leader of the Scottish Green Party with Patrick Harvie MSP. She told us that their message remains one of requiring action on climate change in this election.She told The Edinburgh...

#GE2019 Scottish Greens to launch General Election campaign focussing on climate

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The Scottish Greens will say that climate emergency is the most pressing issue at this election.At the 2019 General Election campaign launch, the party will underline that the next UK Government will preside over...

Greens join thousands at climate strikes

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Scottish Greens joined thousands of young people today on marches in Scottish cities calling for urgent action to tackle the Climate Emergency.Alison Johnstone MSP and Andy Wightman MSP joined co-leader Lorna Slater at an...

Greens vow to stand up to Trump and the Tories

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The Scottish Greens used today (7 June), the final day of General Election campaigning, to knock on as many doors as possible, including the US Consulate in Edinburgh, where two Green candidates delivered a...

Scottish Greens launch manifesto in Glasgow

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This morning Patrick Harvie the co-convener of the Scottish Green Party launched the party's 2017 manifesto in Glasgow.Harvie is an MSP and an MP candidate for Glasgow North. He explained that Green voices at Westminster are crucial for...

Scottish Greens launch biggest ever council campaign

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 This morning co-convenors of the Scottish Greens former Leith councillor Maggie Chapman and Patrick Harvie MSP launched the party's biggest ever council campaign at the Remakery on Leith Walk.There will be more than 200 candidates...

Greens look for bold moves at Holyrood

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The Scottish Greens said earlier today that in areas such as benefit sanctions, standardised testing in schools and local and national tax policy  they expect to push Scottish Ministers to be bolder. The summer recess...

EU Referendum – Scottish political comment

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The result of the EU Referendum has been announced, and while the Prime Minister waited till 8.15 am when he tendered his resignation, comments began filtering in from all major parties in Scotland where every local authority...

#SP16 Alison Johnstone Scottish Greens candidate for Edinburgh Central

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Alison Johnstone was first elected as a councillor following a campaign to save an area of playing fields in the south west of the city from a housing developer.She then became one of only two...

Scottish Greens launch their 2016 manifesto

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Co-conveners of the Scottish Greens, Patrick Harvie and Maggie Chapman both attended the launch of the Scottish Green Party manifesto at Surgeons Hall this morning.Their mantra is that Scotland Can. They envisage a country with...

Scottish Greens to launch bold manifesto

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Scottish Greens To Publish Manifesto For Bolder HolyroodLater today the Scottish Greens will  publish an election manifesto to "meet the challenges of today", pledging to deliver a bolder Holyrood and a better Scotland.With opinion...

Scottish Greens launch 2016 election campaign

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Against a very green backdrop in Òran Mór in Glasgow Scottish Greens Co-Convener, Patrick Harvie MSP set out a clear message to begin the party's Scottish Parliamentary 2016 campaign. This is the first of the political parties...

Commission on Land Tax Reform issues its recommendations

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The Commission on Land Tax Reform has concluded that the present Council Tax system must end, with any replacement designed to be fairer, more progressive and locally empowering. The cross-party commission established jointly by the...

Greens explain how to create jobs in Scotland

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The Scottish Green MSPs are today publishing a major research paper outlining how Scotland could create 10,000 jobs a year over the next 20 years by pursuing a new economy built on strengths such as...

Greens call for banking reform

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GREENS CALL FOR REFORM MSP LODGES RBS MOTIONDescribing reports that Labour leader Ed Miliband is to propose a cap on the size of banks as "underwhelming", Scottish Greens have stepped up their calls for...

Scottish Independence Referendum – Greens say Yes

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1 YEAR TO 'INDYREF' - PROGRESSIVE IDEAS CAN HELP WIN THE DAYAhead of a Scottish Parliament debate at 2pm this afternoon marking a year to go to the independence referendum, Scottish Greens are calling...

Lothian Greens launch campaign to get student votes

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Edinburgh’s young members of the Green Party, today launched a bid to encourage students from the Capital to give their second vote to the Scottish Green Party. Students from the Lothian Greens have promised to...

What the Greens think about the SNP and insulation

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The SNP's Home Insulation Scheme cost a staggering £1,600 per insulation job done, according to analysis published today by the Scottish Greens using figures published by the Energy Saving Trust. Introduced in...

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