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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 […]

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Greens warn of GM crop contamination in SW

Greens are warning that new EU legislation could open the way for GM crops to be grown in the South West. A planned compromise deal would allow EU states the option of banning genetically modified crops, but Greens say the legislation could in fact provide the opportunity for numerous new GMO crops to be cultivated […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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