Scottish Greens rule out electoral pacts after accusing SNP of ‘world-leading hypocrisy’
Ahead of a conference vote ruling out any electoral pact, Scottish Green co-leader Lorna Slater attacked the SNP’s environmental credentials
MEMBERS OF the Scottish Green Party have voted overwhelmingly to rule out any electoral pacts with the SNP or others at the party’s conference in Inverness today (13 October), citing the Scottish Government’s environmental record.
Robin McAlpine: The independence movement can't ignore the Scottish Government's track record
Common Weal director Robin McAlpine takes a hard look at the state of Nicola Sturgeon’s government, and what its achievements and failures mean for the cause of independence
I BELIEVE the independence movement needs a government that is inspiring people by being bold and showing the kind of change that could be possible with independence. Most people accept that Nicola Sturgeon's government is not that.
She instead pitched her government as being about 'competent management' and asked that she be judged on her education track record.
Robin McAlpine: Being with the Welsh independence movement has given me a little burst of energy
Common Weal director Robin McAlpine compares the current state of the Scottish and Welsh independence movements, and asks what they might learn from each other
I’M writing this in Cardiff. I've been down doing some meetings and am just about to head off to Swansea where I'm speaking at the Plaid Cymru conference. I was delighted to be invited because I've long believed that Scotland and Wales should be forming stronger links.