We need an ambitious industrial strategy to create the clean energy economy - and jobs - Scotland deserves.
I'd like to thank: the voters of Highlands and Islands for choosing to, once again, be represented in the Scottish Parliament by the Scottish Green Party; colleagues in Highlands and Islands Green Party for all their hard work during the campaign; my fellow lead candidate Isla O'Reilly for her outstanding contribution - she will yet … Continue reading Thank You
"MSPs’ pensions should not be fattened further at the expense of our planet or its residents’ health and well-being." -- John Finnie MSP
“There can hardly be a more nakedly selfish act than profiting off of the human suffering of climate change." -- John Finnie MSP John has been campaigning to get pension schemes and other investments - including the Scottish Parliament's own pension fund - to divest from harmful industries like fossil fuels, tobacco and the arms … Continue reading John’s ethical investment campaign – the story so far
"Rent controls will begin the process of reclaiming our houses as homes for people, not for money."
Police Scotland needs to change if it is ever to fulfil its oath to "uphold fundamental human rights and accord equal respect to all people".
If we want our brilliant international graduates to help us build our own Silicon Glen, or solve the engineering challenges of clean energy, or create the best health service in the world, then we have to stop letting a paranoid immigration system throw that talent away.
Everyone looks to political parties to serve their interests. Likewise, corporations lobby policy-makers to give priority to their interest, for them the exclusive pursuit of profit. The debate about the role of the state in all our lives is fundamental raw politics; the competing tensions about the extent to which the state 'interferes' in citizen's … Continue reading The People’s Railway – The Case for Nationalisation
"Let us pick up our books and pens, they are the most valuable weapons"- Primary 7 pupils of St Eunan's Primary School, Clydebank Yesterday I had the real pleasure of hosting the Primary 7s from St Eunan’s in Clydebank at the Scottish Parliament. Of course, Clydebank isn’t in the Highlands and Islands region I … Continue reading John Hears School Pupils on Children’s Right to Education
John's blog about speaking at the 13th Conference for Palestinians in Europe, last weekend in Berlin.