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SMITH POWERS NOT ALL THAT WAS PROMISED, BUT COULD HELP FIGHT CUTS

The Scottish Greens say the proposed package of powers outlined by the Smith Commission today will fall short of many people’s expectations, but if used wisely could help protect people from UK austerity and welfare cuts.

The Greens say the new powers would also place a clear expectation on the Scottish Government to oppose destructive industries like fracking.

The party’s co-conveners Patrick Harvie MSP and Councillor Maggie Chapman took part in the cross-party negotiations, securing agreement on proposals including devolution of fracking licenses, energy company obligations and the power to bring railways back into public ownership.…

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A Very Different Election - Westminster 2015

Patrick Harvie and Maggie Chapman set out some Green reflections on the 2015 Westminster election in Scotland.

The Scottish Greens believe that Scotland’s best interests – and those of the UK as a whole – are best served by Scotland becoming an independent country. We believed that on 17 September. We believed that on 19 September. And we still believe that.

This is because we want to see Scotland flourish.…

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