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Greens Make Case For Public Sector Rail Bid To Minister

December 1st, 2016

The Scottish Green Party has met with the transport minister to make the case for a public sector bidder for future rail franchises.

Green transport spokesperson, John Finnie MSP met with Humza Yousaf, along with other political parties, in a …

Rail Service: Finnie To Press Minister On Customer Refunds

November 23rd, 2016

John Finnie MSP, Transport spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, will today (Wed 23 Nov) urge under-fire Transport Minister Humza Yousaf to improve compensation for rail passengers experiencing poor service.

Scotrail operator Abellio has been forced to produce a performance improvement …

Greens Demand An End To Arms Trade Investments By OIC

November 20th, 2016

One of the key messages of the two Green candidates in next May’s elections to Orkney Islands Council will be to improve the openness and transparency of our local authority. One current example of where transparency needs to be improved …

Moray Greens Call For Council Debt Write Off

November 16th, 2016

New figures have emerged showing that Moray Council has over £156 million of long-term debt, including loans from the UK Treasury and private banks, and spends 44% of the money it brings in from Council Tax simply paying interest on …

Police Closures: Finnie Writes To Chief Constable

November 7th, 2016

John Finnie MSP,  Justice spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, has today (7 Nov) written to the Chief Constable after it emerged that dozens of police stations are under threat of closure.

Buildings in 58 locations are being reviewed.

Details have …

Finnie Hits Out At Enterprise Agency Support For Arms Trade

November 1st, 2016

John Finnie MSP, Justice spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, today (1 Nov) hit out at the Scottish Government and its development agencies after uncovering an £18.5million package of support for the arms trade.

In response to a Parliamentary Question from …

Greens To Work With Other Parties To Scrap Football Act

October 31st, 2016

The Scottish Greens will work with other Holyrood parties to repeal the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act as quickly as possible.

Patrick Harvie, the Scottish Greens’ co-convener reinforced the party’s commitment to repealing the Act during …

Minister Urged To Consider A96 Cost Saving Measures

October 28th, 2016

A Green MSP has written to the transport minister urging him to consider “cost saving options” for the A96 dualling project.

Highlands and Islands MSP John Finnie wants the minister to opt for roundabouts instead of costly grade separated junctions. …

Finnie: UK’s UN Failure Leaves No British Option To Scrap Trident

October 28th, 2016

A British road to nuclear disarmament “no longer exists” says a Green MSP, after the United Kingdom refused to join with 123 nations at the United Nations to hold a global summit to abolish nuclear weapons.

Green MSP John Finnie …

Green MSP Calls For Review Of Court Rules To Protect Rape Victims

October 27th, 2016

John Finnie, MSP for the Highlands and Islands MSP and the Scottish Greens’ Justice spokesperson, has called on the Scottish Government to investigate whether current laws are sufficient to prevent defence lawyers using rape victims’ sexual history against them in …

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