Will you back Corbyn or constituents, Green MEP asks Labour MPs
Green MEP calls out Labour MPs after Corbyn orders MPs to trigger article 50 Molly Scott Cato, the Green MEP for Bristol and the South West has slammed Jeremy Corbyn for saying he will order his MPs to trigger article 50, and has challenged the region’s Labour MPs to defy their leader and support their constituents, who voted overwhelmingly to remain in the EU.
Council opposes further cuts to NHS
Bristol City Council voted on Tuesday to take a stand against further cuts to the NHS and social care. Green, Labour and Lib Dem councillors put aside political differences to vote for a joint Green and Labour motion opposing the £305 million of cuts to health and social care across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
Greens welcome Bristol’s Darren Hall as candidate for Metro Mayor Elections
Bristol Green Party have today welcomed the news that Darren Hall has been elected to run as the candidate this May’s Metro Mayor Elections in the West of England.
There is no democratic mandate for a hard Brexit
Molly Scott Cato, who is Green Party speaker on EU relations and the parliamentary candidate for Bristol West, has responded to Theresa May’s Brexit speech saying: “With the slogan ‘Take back control’ ringing in her ears, the Prime Minister has decided to ignore the will of the British people and take us out of the single market."
Greens call for wealth tax to tackle soaring inequality
The Green Party has responded to the Oxfam report published today, which reveals eight billionaires own the same wealth as the poorest 50% of the world’s population.
Brexit latest: "We utterly reject the divide-and-conquer tactics of the Tories"
Bristol's Green MEP Molly Scott Cato has teamed up with her German Green colleagues condemning ‘the destructive approach to the Brexit negotiations’ outlined by Chancellor Philip Hammond in his interview with the German daily “Die Welt”.
"Alarmed, saddened and angry" about latest round of council cuts
“It is hard to put into words how I feel about the current financial crisis in Bristol. I am deeply concerned by the impact that cuts to frontline services will have on those who rely on them. I’m scared by how this will affect our communities and how we work together as a city. I am also sad for the many valuable council staff who, after a lifetime of working to provide services for the people of Bristol, are being told that they no longer have jobs.
Appeal on Chocolate Factory development
Green councillors are very disappointed to hear that developers have now submitted an appeal direct to the Planning Inspector on the proposed housing development for the Chocolate Factory. The move follows a council planning committee decision on 30th November 2016 to defer a decision on the Chocolate Factory scheme for further discussions and negotiation.
Bristol's Green MEP welcomes government backing for tidal power
Government backing for tidal power has been welcomed by Bristol's Green MEP Molly Scott Cato. A government-funded review has come out in favour of the £1.3bn tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay and for developing a network of larger lagoons around the UK.
Bristol's Green MEP challenges Labour on freedom of movement
Bristol's Green MEP, Molly Scott Cato, has accused Labour of a ‘bewildering array of views’ on freedom of movement. In a speech today, Jeremy Corbyn said he is not wedded to freedom of movement as a matter of principle, while Deputy leader, Tom Watson has called for tighter immigration controls as part of any Brexit deal. Meanwhile, former leadership contestant Owen Smith, has said it was right to be pro-immigration, even if it meant losing votes.