Molly Scott Cato, Green MEP for the South West, has had a second opportunity to question President Junker’s choice of European Finance Commissioner, Jonathan Hill, in an unprecedented second hearing in the European Parliament. Jonathan Hill has been called back for a second hearing as many MEPs felt he failed to adequately address concerns regarding … Read moreGreen MEP gets second chance to grill Hill
Molly Scott Cato, Green MEP for the South West, has pledged to continue the fight against a new nuclear power station at Hinkley, following agreement by the out-going Barroso Commission on a controversial financial deal. The European Commission today gave approval to plans by the UK government to give public support for the construction of … Read moreGreens pledge to continue fight in wake of European Commission decision on Hinkley
Guardian letter, published 8th October 2014. This letter was published on the day the outgoing EU Commission made a decision in favour of the financial deal on Hinkley nuclear power station. It was signed by Molly and four other Green MEPs.
Published 7th October 2014
Molly’s plea to the 28-strong outgoing European Commission over Hinkley, a decision with far-reaching consequences, both for the integrity of decision making in Europe and for European energy policy for anything up to the next 50 years.
Molly Scott Cato MEP has had an opportunity to question Jonathan Hill, a Eurosceptic and former financial lobbyist, and President Junker’s choice of European Finance Commissioner. Greens in the European Parliament have been highly critical of the planned appointment believing that his previous role in the City of London will make him reluctant to take … Read moreSouth West Green MEP quizzes ‘poacher turned gamekeeper’ commissioner
Molly has responded to an anonymous writer in the South Molton Times writing under the pseudonym of Grave Turner. In the article the writer deplores Human Rights legislation, blaming it for ‘overturning well founded taboos’, citing homosexuality as an example. He goes on to describe homosexuality as an aberration and says people who ‘suffer from it’ … Read moreResponse to ‘Grave Turner’ attack on human rights and homosexuality
Hinkley: a case of when a subsidy is not a subsidy The last two weeks have been dominated by the news that the EU is set to approve billions of pounds of public funding for the Hinkley C nuclear power plant. Joaquín Almunia, the outgoing European Commissioner in charge of competition policy, was reported to … Read moree-news, 1st October 2014
‘Renewables not nuclear’ was the message Molly made during a tour of Somerset in late September. She joined a demonstration outside Hinkley nuclear power station before going on to speak at a Renewable Energy Fair. The demonstration at Hinkley came in the wake of reports that EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia would rule in favour of … Read more‘Renewables not nuclear’ tour of Somerset
A response from Molly to constituents who have asked questions about conflict minerals.
Molly took part in a climate march in Bristol joining millions worldwide in the largest climate mobilisation in history. Around 3000 South West residents marched on City Hall in Bristol where Molly was presented with a petition calling for 100% clean energy. The organisers also broadcast a phone call from Bristol’s Mayor, George Ferguson, who was at the People’s Climate March in New York City on the eve of an emergency summit of world leaders on climate change.