Finnie questions bus services funding reduction

Bus patronage is falling year on year, yet Scottish Government Ministers are doing nothing about it. John Finnie MSP Following questions to the Minister for Public Finance & Digital Economy. Highlands and Islands Green MSP John Finnie has called on the Scottish Government to prioritise the provision of bus services,...

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Wightman warns Finance Secretary against smoke & mirrors on local gov funding

Wightman warns Finance Secretary against smoke & mirrors on local gov funding

It’s high time he dropped this charade and faced up to the reality of his cuts budget by backing our calls for real reform of local funding and a fair deal for local services this year. Andy Wightman MSP Scottish Greens local government spokesperson Andy Wightman MSP has blasted Finance...

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Green pressure for action on animal welfare pays off

Green pressure for action on animal welfare pays off

The Scottish Government is finally listening to the Greens and other advocates of animal welfare. Mark Ruskell MSP Scottish Green MSPs say their consistent pressure for action to improve animal welfare prompted today’s (9 Jan) announcements from the Scottish Government on CCTV in abattoirs, stronger penalties for animal cruelty and...

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Sock washing and constitutional crises

Sock washing and constitutional crises

So you finally get around to doing the pile of washing that’s been staring at you in the dirty clothes basket since you got back from your holidays, you make a proper dent on the housework, go to the supermarket, all those wee chores that you’ve been putting off, and...

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The mess we’ve made

The mess we’ve made

Last night the UK government which, while largely symbolic, was designed to hamper its ability to generate its finances in the event of a no-deal Brexit (and therefore to try to incentivise it to avoid a no-deal). A handful of Tory MPs voted for the motion, combining with the opposition...

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