Since its founding in the 1970s, the British Greens have been lobbying, opposing and warning about global warming now launched when many were skeptical. Half a century later they entered a government, the Scottish government led by Nicola Sturgeon, with the goal of holding a second referendum on the country’s independence, if possible before the end of 2023.
In the last regional elections the Scottish National Party remained on one seat for an absolute majority (64), and rather than rule alone with specific support from the Green Party as it had been doing, it chose to integrate them into the executive branch for the sake of stability in the face of the turmoil ahead, as London opposes Just as voluntarily agreeing to be consulted as Cameron did and would like to have the matter cleared by the courts.
They may openly disagree with the government on many issues, but they will support budgets
Negotiations continued throughout the summer, and were finally resolved by the entry into the Holyrood government as ministers to the two green leaders, Patrick Harvey and Lorna Slater, in exchange for voting in favor of budgets with their seven MPs, and a commitment to support the SNP in possible censure motions the union front (Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrats) might raise. . Sturgeon survived one at the end of the term, but in particular, the second man, John Sweeney, was in serious trouble.
They are all highly organized, similar to Scotland, where the bureaucrats who played one or more important roles played the role of the military in building and developing the British Empire. The red lines are quite defined, as are the issues on which the new government partners can openly disagree, which are not a few: oil and natural gas extraction, the construction of new roads and railways, NATO membership, the presence of nuclear missiles, international relations, aviation, fox hunting, port management. Financial support for airlines, security, principles of achieving a sustainable economy, private schools, equal rights for the transgender community…
The opposition, realizing that it would lose influence in Parliament with a strong government deal, denounced the “Coalition of Chaos” (the Conservatives) and the “Coalition of Cuts” (Labour), expecting the Greens to find themselves. In the uncomfortable position of endorsing new austerity to finance the massive public debt in order to mitigate the effects of the pandemic, and even more so if the country gains independence and dispenses with London subsidies.
The Greens have achieved one of their big goals, rent control policy, they will have more opportunities to develop renewables and for Scotland (where a global summit on climate change will take place in November) to actually reduce carbon emissions. The SNP, the center-left party that works well with the economic establishment, agreed to increase investment in using the bicycle as an alternative to the car, building 110,000 communal homes and protecting natural spaces by creating a new national park. But the exploitation of oil and gas fields can be subject to friction, as well as state interference in the economy and global warming caused by the rich and particularly suffering by the poor.
In Germany, the Greens fought for peace or family values and struggled to reach 10% of the vote. In Scotland, they hope that their arrival in government will be a great breakthrough for them.
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