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OUR HEALTH PLEDGES TO TACKLE INEQUALITIES

Scottish Greens are highlighting key manifesto pledges aimed at tackling Scotland’s health inequalities.IMG_4812

People in the most deprived areas of Scotland are more likely to suffer from poor health and die earlier compared with people in affluent areas.

Key manifesto pledges that would tackle health inequalities include:

-Lifting incomes with policies such as a £10 minimum wage for all by 2020.
-Legislation to bring in Health Inequality Impact Assessments for all significant government policies.…

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Bring The Railways Back Into Public Hands

We’ve launched a petition calling for all railway companies and rolling stock to be taken back into public hands as East Coast is handed over to private firms Virgin and Stagecoach.SGP-railway-A6_feb15-v2

Since rail privatisation in the 1990s fares have risen sharply, taking them well above the European averages.

East Coast, before George Osborne handed it to Virgin/Stagecoach, returned a surplus of over £200m to the public purse.…

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