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'Climate complacency': Patrick Harvie calls on Scot Gov to introduce emergency climate bill
Scottish Green leader warned FM of 'climate complacency' in Holyrood clash
THE leader of the Scottish Green party has called on the Scottish Government to swap its Climate Change Bill for more urgent and radical legislation in light of new warnings over climate change.
Analysis: The turgid Brexit Fisheries debate lets down Scotland’s coastal communities
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray finds no one seems to want to talk about the big substance issues affecting Scotland’s fishing communities, the three most important being inequality, ownership and technological change
FIRST Minister’s Questions on Thursday [29 November] saw another round of turgid debate on the future of Scotland’s fisheries.
Patrick Harvie presses First Minister on independence referendum after Brexit deal publication
The First Minister stated in June last year that she would express her view on the timing of an independence referendum once the UK-EU Brexit deal was clear
SCOTTISH GREENS co-convenor Patrick Harvie has pressed the First Minister for a “precise timescale” on an independence referendum, following the publication of the draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU.
‘Scotland ignored’: First minister says Davidson and Mundell have ‘no option’ but to resign
Ian Blackford told the prime minister her deal was “dead in the water”
FIRST MINISTER Nicola Sturgeon has said the Scottish Secretary of State David Mundell and Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson have “no option” but to resign following the publication of the draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, as the prime minister hangs on by a thread.
'Why no independent review before P1 testing began?': Questions raised over timing of announcement
Opposition parties claim the Deputy First Minister had continued to “defy” the will of the Scottish Parliament, which voted to end P1 testing
A LEADING campaigner against standardised assessment of primary ones has questioned John Swinney’s decision to launch an independent review over one year after testing of four and five year olds began, arguing there was no solid evidence base for the policy when it was introduced.
‘Cut your losses’, Greens tell John Swinney, as standardised testing is debated in parliament
EIS say evidence is contrary to Education Minister’s claim that Standardised Testing is “integral to everyday learning”
SCOTTISH GREENS education spokesperson Ross Greer MSP has told Education Minister John Swinney that he should “cut his losses” over the Scottish Government’s controversial standardised testing policy for schools, and at least scrap it for P1’s.
‘Holding patients' lives to ransom’: Scottish cancer patients call for government intervention as big pharma prices NHS out
Petition calls on Scottish Government to use special license to usurp corporate monopoly on cancer drug
THE JUST Treatment campaign has gained over 5000 signatures on a petition asking the Scottish Government to use a Crown use licence to allow NHS access to pertuzumab, a breast cancer treatment.