Analysis: Defeat of aviation lobby first win for those who take Scotland’s climate emergency seriously
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray says that the climate movement should register the significance of the Scottish Government’s decision to scrap plans to cut Air Passenger Duty by 50 per cent: a victory over a well organised and determined corporate aviation lobby
SUCCESSES are hard to come by for those who work in the grassroots of politics, and doubly so on issues where a powerful corporate lobby clearly stands on the opposing side.
SNP comes under pressure as questions surface over Heathrow lobbying
As the SNP confirms its support for a third runway, transparency campaigners question influence of the airport industry on Scottish politics
THE SNP have come under pressure from campaigners and opposition parties in Holyrood for alleged connections between the lobbying of operators at Heathrow and the recent decision by the party to back the Heathrow expansion.