The SNP and its supporters seem to be getting increasingly contorted trying to explain why the party won’t clearly come out in favour of banning unconventional gas extraction. Over the last year the party and its faithful supporters have ducked and dived trying to give reasons why Scotland is going to have to put up with being fracked. This is very odd from a party whose supporters were fired up to campaign against fracking and TTIP (of which more later) after the Independence Referendum in 2014.
The Nuclear- Free Local Authorities reported by the Sunday Herald at the weekend on the risks posed by terrorist attacks on nuclear plants and shipments of radioactive material calls for the distribution of iodine tablets to the more populated areas of Scotland in addition to those living in the three kilometre radius of nuclear plants. This is as reassuring as the Government’s ‘Protect and Survive ‘ advice almost four decades ago on how to survive a nuclear strike when we were told to paint the walls of your house white and hide under the kitchen table.
To find out all the latest news and events for the Central Scotland Holyrood Campaign 2016.
Kirsten Robb is a Scottish Green Party candidate for Central Scotland and spokesperson for Youth and Women's Employment.
John Wilson is a Scottish Green Party candidate for Central Scotland and spokesperson for Fair Work, the Living Wage and Skills.
Local campaigners and candidates from the Scottish Green Party were out in
big numbers earlier this week at train stations across Central Scotland to
highlight our policies on public transport provision, including the nationalisation
of the railways, re-regulation of bus services, and the introduction of
Malcolm Spaven, of the Scottish Opencast Communities Alliance will speak on Opencast coal extraction. This is an issue of particular concern in the area as Hargreaves Services lodged an application with South Lanarkshire Council to extract up to four million tonnes of coal from a site at Glentaggart East.
Campaign Diary – Week #6
Leafleting to start 10am, followed by a pub social in the evening: www.facebook.com/ScotBordGreens
The talk will be at Biggar Snooker and Social Club, Howieson Square, Biggar (next to Arcadia Music).
Our Speaker will be Sarah Beattie-Smith, lead candidate for South of Scotland.
Target to Win meeting followed by Media team meeting - fun, fun, fun!