Reacting to the announcement by First Minister Alex Salmond that he will step down in November, Scottish Green Party Co-convener Patrick Harvie MSP said:
“It’s no secret that the Scottish Green Party and I haven’t always agreed with Alex Salmond about a range of policy issues, but nobody in Scottish politics can doubt his commitment to the cause of Scottish independence, or the impact he has had not only within Scotland, but also on a movement which still has the potential to reshape politics throughout these islands.…
This has been a unique time in Scotland’s history. Over the last two years we have had an opportunity which billions of people across the world can only dream of – an opportunity to imagine a better country.
The result is close but clear, and naturally we accept the decision the people of Scotland have made. In the Green Yes campaign we sought to give a distinctive vision of Scotland as a beacon of social, economic and environmental progress.…