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Finnie Renews Concern Over Bulk Data Collection

September 27th, 2016

File photo dated 25/10/2012 of former SNP MSP John Finnie who has become the latest member of the Scottish Green Party, its Scottish leader Patrick Harvie announced. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday October 11, 2014. Highlands and Islands MSP John Finnie revealed he was joining the party as it met for what is its largest ever conference. See PA story POLITICS Green. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire


John Finnie MSP, Justice spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, today renewed concerns over the bulk collection of communications data under the Westminster Government’s proposed Investigatory Powers Bill.

Mr Finnie raised concerns with police chiefs and the Justice Secretary as …

Greens Comment on Re-election of Jeremy Corbyn

September 24th, 2016


Scottish Greens’ co-convener Patrick Harvie has called the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn as UK Labour leader an opportunity for “other progressive forces” to work together.

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

“The Tories have been able to run amok at Westminster for …

Sturgeon Asked to Work with Greens to Stop Sanctions in Scotland

September 23rd, 2016


Patrick Harvie asked the First Minister today (22 Sept) to confirm there will be no Scottish sanctions when powers over welfare are devolved to Holyrood.

Scottish Greens research revealed that 13,000 people a year could soon face sanctions under benefits …

Wightman Urges Action on Cost of Land

September 13th, 2016



Andy Wightman MSP, Housing spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, used today’s Holyrood debate on housing to urge Scottish Ministers to stop developers inflating the cost of land.

The Green amendment for today’s debate – not selected by the Presiding …

Greer Says Vote Shows Desire for Evolution

September 10th, 2016



Ross Greer MSP, External Affairs spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, says last night’s Scottish Parliament vote to support devolution of powers over asylum and refugees will put pressure on the UK Government to consider the issue.

Holyrood voted for …

Parliament Return: Greens Outline Priorities

September 7th, 2016


With the Scottish Parliament returning from Summer Recess this week (w/b 5 Sep), the Scottish Greens are highlighting areas such as benefit sanctions, standardised testing in schools and local and national tax policy where they expect to push Scottish Ministers …

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