e-news, 15th October 2014

Hinkley verdict: Molly pledges to fight on Despite the intense lobbying of the out-going commission from Molly and other Green MEPs, a majority of commissioners voted in favour of the financial deal that will result in massive public subsidy for the construction of a new nuclear power plant in Somerset. Molly says: “In waving through … Read more

Green team commit to conflict free minerals

The team of Molly Scott Cato, Green MEP for the South West, are demonstrating their commitment to conflict free minerals by switching to smartphones from Fairphone, a social enterprise seeking to raise awareness about conflict minerals in electronics and the wars that they fuel [1]. Fairphone ensure their smartphones are made with conflict-free minerals from … Read more

Greens expose new evidence of TTIP threats

As thousands of people are set to join a European day of action this Saturday against the TTIP trade deal between the EU and US, the Green Party is warning new evidence has emerged of the threats posed by the deal.

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 more

EU nuclear deal will hit renewables

Guardian letter, published 8th October 2014. This letter was published on the day the outgoing EU Commission made a decision in favour of the financial deal on Hinkley nuclear power station. It was signed by Molly and four other Green MEPs.

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 more

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 more

e-news, 1st October 2014

Hinkley: a case of when a subsidy is not a subsidy The last two weeks have been dominated by the news that the EU is set to approve billions of pounds of public funding for the Hinkley C nuclear power plant. Joaquín Almunia, the outgoing European Commissioner in charge of competition policy, was reported to … Read more