Sturgeon: SNP and Greens Will Do “Politics and Government Better”

Sturgeon welcomed Scottish Green Party co-Leaders Patrick Harvie and Lorna Slater to Bute House this afternoon to announce the full details of their new power-sharing agreement. A copy of the agreement is also now available on the Scottish Government’s website. Two Green MSPs will become ministers, whilst the Greens have committed to supporting the SNP on confidence votes and annual budgets provided there is “appropriate funding for the shared policy programme“.

Sturgeon said:

“The Agreement also sets out the processes of co-operation and consultation that will enable a stable parliamentary majority for the delivery of the Scottish Government’s legislative and policy programme…It recognises that business as usual is not good enough in the times we are living through. It grasps that – out of great challenge – a better world and a better Scotland is capable of being born…it understands that achieving it will take boldness, courage and a will to do things differently. That is what we offer.”

Two minority parties propping each other up…

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Sturgeon Agrees Holyrood Power Sharing Deal with Loony Scottish Greens

The SNP has come to a new “power-sharing partnership” with the loony-left Scottish Green party to give them a majority in Holyrood. The new deal – which stops short of a full-on coalition – will be agreed virtually this morning at Sturgeon’s 9.30 cabinet meeting. The Scottish Tories have dusted off the classic “coalition of chaos” slogan. It was so effective in 2017…

The deal, which gives the Greens opt-outs over certain policy areas, will see the party rewarded with a couple of ministerial posts and marks the first period of Green governance anywhere in the UK. A hard-left party responsible for an economy already in the pits, and which relies heavily on oil and gas? What could possibly go wrong…

The Scottish Greens manage to make their English counterparts look positively centrist, with the Scottish Mail describing them as “Marxist eco-zealots”. In 2015, co-leader Patrick Harvie said capitalism was not “sustainable” and “must end” and this year used Holyrood’s Prince Philip memorial session to throw insults at the recently-deceased; prominent Green MSP Ross Greer describes Winston Churchill as a “white supremacist mass murder” and has been condemned for voicing public support of Hamas. Still, anything to cling on…

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Jet Setting Green Leader Demands “Alternative to Aviation”

JET SET

No messing about from the leader of the Scottish Green Party, Patrick Harvie, in this thundering op-ed warning: “we need an alternative to aviation“.

Harvie says long haul flights mean “hundreds of millions of tonnes of additional greenhouse gas emissions” are being pumped into the atmosphere.

Apparently putting strict restrictions on flying wouldn’t affect normal people because “70 per cent of flights are taken by the wealthiest 15 per cent”.

Harvie might soon be experiencing some turbulence from his colleagues when they find out he recently crossed the Atlantic on a climate change “leadership program” junket:

“The costs of meals, travel and accommodation within the US, and occasional expenses, were met by the US Department of State Cultural Affairs Division to a total of $8,100”

Gaia asked Harvie if he made the trip by plane or boat, but alas a reply was not forthcoming. Plane stupid.

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