Kent Border Will Damage Island’s Reputation for Quality Produce

The great cheerleaders of Brexit knew that the Irish border would become a Gordian knot of Brexit negotiations, with no solution providing justice or satisfaction to every party involved. During the campaign they managed to duck the issue by suggesting that the trade deal between the EU and the UK would be quickly agreed, with … Continue reading Kent Border Will Damage Island’s Reputation for Quality Produce

John Slams Home Secretary’s Traveller comments

John has lodged a motion at the Scottish Parliament condemning recent comments from Priti Patel on Travellers. In an online meeting with Jewish leaders, the Home Secretary suggested that violence and criminality were endemic in the Traveller community. Her comments have been condemned in an open later signed by more than 80 academics and race … Continue reading John Slams Home Secretary’s Traveller comments

John calls for Rural Committee to investigate impact of Kent border

John has called on the Conservative Convenor of the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy Committee to call UK Ministers before it to explain how chaotic Brexit plans will impact Scotland’s food producers. In a Letter to Sir Edward Mountain, John highlighted recent reports that queues of 7,000 port-bound trucks could be delayed for up to two … Continue reading John calls for Rural Committee to investigate impact of Kent border

John Calls for Rail and Road fix for Rest and Be Thankful

Responding to a statement on the Scottish Government’s infrastructure plan, John as Scottish Greens Transport Spokesperson has called on the Transport Secretary to consider a rail and road solution to the ongoing Rest and Be Thankful saga. Speaking afterward, said: “Events at the Rest and Be Thankful illustrate the devastating impact the climate emergency is … Continue reading John Calls for Rail and Road fix for Rest and Be Thankful

John backs striking sleeper workers

Responding to reports that Caledonian Sleeper staff are to strike, John as Scottish Greens Transport Spokesperson said: “The Caledonian Sleeper staff can count on the solidarity and support of the Scottish Greens in their current dispute. Serco is a disreputable outsourcing giant that should never have been awarded the Caledonian Sleeper contract, or indeed any public … Continue reading John backs striking sleeper workers

Climate plan needed for Scotland’s railway say Scottish Greens

The Scottish Government must take immediate action to climate proof Scotland’s railways, Scottish Greens Transport Spokesperson John Finnie MSP has said. Speaking following the closure of the West Highland Line between Fort William and Crianlarich due to a landslip the Highlands and Islands MSP called for urgent action to protect Scotland’s rail network. John Finnie … Continue reading Climate plan needed for Scotland’s railway say Scottish Greens

Abuse redress scheme could let organisations off the hook

The redress scheme for survivors of historical child abuse risks letting organisations where abuse took place off the hook, Scottish Greens Justice Spokesperson John Finnie MSP has said. Speaking in response to a parliamentary statement from the Education Secretary this afternoon, Mr Finnie noted that the scheme would likely afford survivors, who would be forced … Continue reading Abuse redress scheme could let organisations off the hook

Action needed to protect key infrastructure from severe weather

Commenting on reports that the main Glasgow – Edinburgh rail line may be forced to close because of the impact of severe weather, Scottish Greens Transport Spokesperson John Finnie MSP said: “The Scottish Government must finally take the threats posed by the climate crisis to Scotland’s transport infrastructure seriously. “In just the last week we’ve … Continue reading Action needed to protect key infrastructure from severe weather

Grouse Season Must Be The Last Seen In Scotland

the driven grouse shooting season which began on Wednesday must be the last seen in Scotland, the Scottish Greens have said. The cruel Victorian hobby, enjoyed by very few people, was the subject of a two-year review led by Professor Alan Werrity which reported in January. Despite the fact its recommendations appeared to have been … Continue reading Grouse Season Must Be The Last Seen In Scotland