The Scottish Greens have today (27 Sep) announced their nominations to join the Smith Commission on Devolution.
At a meeting of the party’s national council it was agreed to put forward party co-conveners Cllr Maggie Chapman and MSP Patrick Harvie.
Patrick Harvie MSP said:
“Maggie and I look forward to engaging constructively with the Commission and will argue strongly for genuine economic powers. Scotland needs the ability to develop economic policy that’s right for our own circumstances, closing the inequality gap and speeding the transition to a sustainable society.…
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.…