"We can now use the powers in the Scotland Act 2012 to chart a different course."
The ability of our legal system to co-operate with others has been "put at risk by Tory recklessness".
On Thursday (6th October) John spoke in a member's debate, held by Liam McArthur MSP, on the importance of Island Health Boards "I, too, thank Liam McArthur for bringing this very important debate to the chamber. The motion talks about distinct communities, and my colleague Rhoda Grant talked about changing the mindset. If members were … Continue reading John Speech on Island Health Boards
"I stand in solidarity with all people and I say to them, 'Fàilte a h-uile duine'. You are all very welcome"
John spoke in today's debate on Scotland's economy on behalf of the Scottish Greens. The debate discussed this motion by the new Cabinet Secretary for the Economy: Motion S5M-00212: Keith Brown, Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/05/2016 Taking Scotland Forward – Scotland’s Economy, Short Term Resilience and Long Term Opportunities That the … Continue reading “We will not pursue growth for growth’s sake” – John’s speech in the debate on Scotland’s Economy
On Thursday (25th February 2016) the Parliament debated a motion by Conservative MSP Jackson Carlaw against the Boycott, Divest and Sanction campaign. You can read the motion debated and John's speech below, as well as watch John's speech. Motion debated: That the Parliament acknowledges the recently published open letter signed by over 150 high-profile cultural and political … Continue reading John’s Speech on the Boycott, Divest and Sanction
On Wednesday (14th January 2016) John spoke during the Member's Business Debate on the dispute between RMT members and the operator of the Caledonian Sleeper. You can read the motion debate and John's speech below. That the Parliament notes that RMT members working on the Caledonian Sleeper service are in dispute with the new operator, … Continue reading John’s Speech Caledonian Sleeper Debate
John spoke yesterday (06/01/16) during the Equal Opportunities Committee debate on its report into Age and Social Isolation. You can read the transcript below "I would like to thank all the contributors to the report and the staff who were involved in preparing it. Those contributors were very real people—that is what I wanted to say … Continue reading John’s Speech on Age and Social Isolation
You can watch John's speech using the link below by skipping to 1:09:38. Alternatively you can read John's speech on the future of the Clyde and Hebrides Ferries last week below. John Finnie: I apologise to you, Presiding Officer, for missing David Stewart’s opening remarks. Like many, I went to school on a MacBrayne’s … Continue reading John’s Speech on the Future of the Clyde and Hebrides Ferries
Yesterday (28/10/2015) John spoke in the Member's Debate on Gaza, you can read a copy of John's speech below. John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Ind): I congratulate Sandra White on the motion. Here we are again discussing Gaza, but not in the positive terms that we would like. We welcome the UN report—the UN … Continue reading John’s Speech on Gaza