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

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

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

Greens press Juncker on gender imbalance in the European Commission

South West MEP, Molly Scott Cato, and other Green MEPs have expressed dismay at the lack of female candidates nominated by EU member states for commissioner posts in the next European Commission. David Cameron, who recently appointed more women to the cabinet amidst much fanfare, has nominated Lord Hill, a male Eurosceptic, as Britain’s next … Read moreGreens press Juncker on gender imbalance in the European Commission