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Keir welcomes trams announcement

November 10, 2014 by

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Colin Keir MSP for Edinburgh Western has welcomed the news that the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry has been converted from a non-statutory to a statutory enquiry. The Scottish Government has placed the inquiry on a statutory footing which will compel those involved in the Trams project to give evidence following a request from the enquiry chair […]

Greens: cuts must prompt Council Tax reform

November 6, 2014 by

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‘we have to question the wisdom of a seven year Council Tax freeze’ Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian and local government spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, has urged ministers to make reform of the council tax an urgent priority. Ms Johnstone used yesterday’s Finance Questions at Holyrood to raise growing concerns among communities where […]

Keir surgery at Millennium Centre tonight

November 3, 2014 by

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MSP Colin Keir holds his next surgery here at Muirhouse Millennium (Community) Centre TONIGHT (3 November) from 4pm. If you are a constituent and have a problem, enquiry or complaint, you are more than welcome to come to one of Colin’s surgeries, which take place on the first Monday of each month. No appointment necessary. […]

Lazarowicz: Government ‘turning it’s back on fellow human beings’

October 31, 2014 by

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‘not just cruel but totally without logic‘ Mark Lazarowicz MP has attacked the Government for refusing to work with other European states to put in place search and rescue operations across the Mediterranean to save the lives of refugees and migrants desperately trying to reach Europe at risk of their lives. He put down an […]

TTIPing point

October 31, 2014 by

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Greens urge First Minister to get tough on TTIP Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian and a member of Holyrood’s economy committee (above), is urging the First Minister to oppose TTIP, the controversial EU-US trade deal. Writing on behalf of the five-strong Green-Independent group of MSPs, Ms Johnstone calls on Alex Salmond to press the […]

Are we more progressive or politically blind?

October 25, 2014 by

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Broughton High School student Ross Cowper-Fraser says it’s now time that sixteen and seventeen year olds get to vote in all elections: The referendum may be over, but the question of whether 16 and 17 year olds are to gain the vote in the UK general and Scottish elections continues to loom over the politicians […]

One month on: delivering ‘The Vow’

October 19, 2014 by

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Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael says pledge to devolve further powers to Scottish Parliament is on track One month on from Scotland’s decision to remain part of the UK, Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has said the UK Government has hit the ground running on its pledge to devolve further powers to the Scottish Parliament. He called […]