Scottish Greens say today’s Autumn Statement by UK Chancellor George Osborne shows why Scotland would be wise to take the opportunity to set its own economic course.
Patrick Harvie, Green MSP for Glasgow and Co-convener of the Scottish Greens, said:
“A further squeeze on welfare, encouragement of another property price bubble, and cutting the energy efficiency measures that actually reduce heating bills are the sort of wrong-headed decisions what we’ve come to expect from Osborne and his ilk.…
The tragic incident that resulted in the loss of life and serious injuries for many people on Friday evening, at the Clutha Vaults have been in my thoughts this weekend. Yesterday, I attended a gathering to promote women’s role in peacemaking organised by the Glasgow Peace Federation. At the beginning of event, there was a minute’s silence for the victims, their families and the staff from the emergency services involved in the rescue effort.…