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REFUGEES WELCOME: JOHNSTONE URGES ACTION FOLLOWING SUMMIT

 

Alison Johnstone, Scottish Green MSP for Lothian, today attended a summit chaired by the First Minister in response to the refugee crisis in southern Europe.

The summit in Edinburgh brought together groups including charities and local authorities to discuss what Scotland can do to help.

Alison Johnstone MSP said:

“3,000 people lost their lives trying to cross the Mediterranean last year but only now are we waking up to the tragedy on our doorstep.…

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Time to wake up to the stale state of Holyrood’s democracy

Whatever you think of the prospect of Lady Mone, one thing should be clear by now.

 

Every country deserves a system of government that is accountable to the people, and as long as an unelected House of Lords exists, the UK will not be truly democratic. We simply cannot trust legislative scrutiny in the hands of a body dominated by the rich and privileged, far removed from the daily reality of life faced by the people over whom they exercise power.…

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