Green MEP gets second chance to grill Hill

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

Greens pledge to continue fight in wake of European Commission decision on Hinkley

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

South West Green MEP quizzes ‘poacher turned gamekeeper’ commissioner

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

Response to ‘Grave Turner’ attack on human rights and homosexuality

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

Green fury as EU indicates Hinkley C will be given go-ahead

Green MEP for the South West, Molly Scott Cato, has reacted with fury to the news that the EU is set to approve billions of pounds of public funding for Hinkley C, the UK’s first new nuclear power plant in a generation [1]. Today she met Mr Joaquín Almunia, the European Commissioner in charge of … Read moreGreen fury as EU indicates Hinkley C will be given go-ahead

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

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