MEP call to block ‘sexist and conflicted’ Commissioner

South West Green MEP Molly Scott Cato has thrown down a challenge to other MEPs in the region to publically oppose the appointment of Miguel Arias Cañete to the post of European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy. Dr Scott Cato says Cañete’s political career, mired by conflicts of interest, makes him an inappropriate nominee … Read moreMEP call to block ‘sexist and conflicted’ Commissioner

Yes for Scotland could mean Yes to a devolved England, says Green MEP

Green MEP for the South West, Molly Scott Cato, has thrown her support behind the Yes vote in the Scottish referendum on Thursday, believing independence from the UK is the best way to achieve a fairer, more democratic, and sustainable future for Scotland. However, Dr Scott Cato also believes that a Yes vote could unleash … Read moreYes for Scotland could mean Yes to a devolved England, says Green MEP

Disbelief as Eurosceptic pro banking commissioner given European financial portfolio

Greens in the European Parliament have reacted with disbelief and bewilderment to news that Eurosceptic UK Commissioner Lord Hill is to be given the portfolio for financial services [1]. The post, fully entitled “financial stability, financial services and capital markets union” Commissioner, is a significant economic post in the European Commission. Lord Hill will be … Read moreDisbelief as Eurosceptic pro banking commissioner given European financial portfolio

Brussels Revolving Door Leads Straight to the City

Huffington Post blog Published 10th Sept 2014 http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/molly-scott-cato/politics-business_b_5789824.html  Molly writing with her Green colleague Sven Giegold who both sit on the European Parliament’s Economics and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON). Using the example of Sharon Bowles, ex-chair of ECON who has taken up a directorship at the London Stock Exchange, this article explores how politicians damage … Read moreBrussels Revolving Door Leads Straight to the City

Three strikes and you’re out, say Greens on Hinkley

Greens say the case for building a new nuclear power station at Hinkley is now firmly closed. They cite three strong arguments for not proceeding with the controversial Hinkley C power plant: European Competition law; cost and delay, and the irrelevance of nuclear for future electricity generation. These are in addition to the crucial issues … Read moreThree strikes and you’re out, say Greens on Hinkley

TTIPing the balance: Greens welcome growing public opposition to new trade deal

South West Green MEP, Molly Scott Cato, has welcomed the growing public awareness of and opposition to a proposed EU-US trade deal known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Molly said, “I am relieved that at last TTIP is getting some publicity. Because the negotiations are being conducted in secret it is hard … Read moreTTIPing the balance: Greens welcome growing public opposition to new trade deal

What lies behind Europe’s murky oil deals with Azerbaijan?

New Internationalist blog Published August 22, 2014 http://newint.org/blog/2014/08/22/europe-azerbaijan/#sthash.jm9sXVw6.dpuf  Molly offers a fresh insight into one of Europe’s least known and understood countries: Azerbaijan. Based on work with one of her constituents in the South West she explores how human rights abuses by the Azerbaijani government are impacting on people’s lives, particularly those working in civil … Read moreWhat lies behind Europe’s murky oil deals with Azerbaijan?

Green MEP turns pink and wooly for a day in the name of peace

Green MEP for the South West, Molly Scott Cato, will today join thousands of peace campaigners unfurling a seven-mile-long pink peace scarf. The Wool against Weapons campaign [1] has seen hundreds of knitters across the country knitting pieces of pink wool and crochet to form a giant peace scarf, which will be unfurled today between … Read moreGreen MEP turns pink and wooly for a day in the name of peace