Party membership has surged to over 8,500 and, for the first time, candidates will stand in the majority of Scotland’s 59 seats.
The Scottish Greens’ manifesto – “An economy for the people, a society for all” – contains three key themes:
EQUALITY NOT POVERTY
– £10 minimum wage
PUBLIC SERVICES IN PUBLIC HANDS
– publicly-owned railways
POWER TO COMMUNITIES
– more powers for Scotland and local communities
Patrick Harvie MSP, Scottish Greens co-convener, said:
“Everyone is tired of the same old Westminster politics.…
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.…