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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 […]

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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 […]

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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’ […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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