Scottish Greens rule out electoral pacts after accusing SNP of ‘world-leading hypocrisy’
Ahead of a conference vote ruling out any electoral pact, Scottish Green co-leader Lorna Slater attacked the SNP’s environmental credentials
MEMBERS OF the Scottish Green Party have voted overwhelmingly to rule out any electoral pacts with the SNP or others at the party’s conference in Inverness today (13 October), citing the Scottish Government’s environmental record.
‘Challenging stigma means challenging the law’: SNP backs drug decriminalisation
SNP conference votes to reform the Misuse of Drugs Act to decriminalise possession and consumption of drugs
SNP MEMBERS have today (13 October) voted unanimously to decriminalise the possession and consumption of drugs, with the aim of addressing the high rate of drug deaths in Scotland.
In 2018, 1,187 people died from drug-related causes in Scotland, giving Scotland the worst rates of drug deaths in Europe and a rate nearly three times that of the UK as a whole.