Category Archives: Patrick Harvie

Patrick Harvie’s Clock Up

Surely there has to be an easier way of getting something done in the Scottish Parliament than this? How much has it cost in terms of staff time and effort for Patrick Harvie’s question – “to ask the Corporate Body … Continue reading

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Mason’s motion must not be allowed to frame the equal marriage debate

Checking Twitter last Thursday when I was in London, I saw discussion of an “equal marriage” motion from John Mason MSP. That surprised me, knowing that his views on this are not within a million miles of my own lifelong … Continue reading

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>The Leaders’ Debates, Patrick Harvie and a missed opportunity

>A couple of weeks ago, Jeff over at Better Nation started off a petition to get Patrick Harvie of the Green Party included in the leaders’ debates in the run up to the Holyrood elections, building on a post written … Continue reading

Posted in Eleanor Scott, Leaders' Debates, Patrick Harvie, Scottish Elections 2011, Scottish Greens | 4 Comments

>The pressure mounts on Bill Aitken

>This time last week I was a bit worried that I seemed to be the only voice in the Scottish blogosphere writing about Bill Aitken’s appalling comments about a series of horrific rapes in Glasgow. Thankfully that’s not the case as … Continue reading

Posted in Bill Aitken, Holyrood, Patrick Harvie, Rape, Scottish Conservatives, Sexism | 1 Comment

>Tavish demolishes SNP on "Tartan Tax" – speech in full

>I can’t really remember that many really spectacular speeches  that are so good, that capture the mood of the moment so perfectly that they give you goosebumps coming from the Holyrood Chamber. Patrick Harvie and Malcolm Chisholm on Megrahi come … Continue reading

Posted in Holyrood, Malcolm Chisholm, Patrick Harvie, Tavish Scott | 8 Comments

>Holyrood: The Budget Battleground

>Last year the SNP Government was only able to get its budget through after a highly dramatic Holyrood showdown. Will the various groups in the Scottish Parliament be able to conduct themselves in a constructive manner this year, working together … Continue reading

Posted in Annabel Goldie, Budget, Housing, Iain Gray, John Swinney, Patrick Harvie, Tavish Scott | 3 Comments

>A Morning at the Pantomime – Holyrood Megrahi Debate misses the mark

>So, our Parliament gathers to scrutinise one of the biggest decisions ever taken by a Scottish Minister. Yes, the mood is going to be tense, but you would expect an air of industry, of gravity. You expect the contributions to … Continue reading

Posted in Angela Constance, Holyrood, Kenny MacAskill, Lockerbie Bomber, Malcolm Chisholm, Patrick Harvie, Robert Brown | 4 Comments