Thank You

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

John’s ethical investment campaign – the story so far

“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

The People’s Railway – The Case for Nationalisation

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

John Hears School Pupils on Children’s Right to Education

"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