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Tuesday, 11th Apr 2017

A £1bn devolution deal. What would Greens do?

On 4th May 2017 the West of England will vote for its first metro mayor. Speaking to Heart FM, the Green Party candidate, Darren Hall, explains what Greens would do if elected with the £1bn devolution deal. 

For more about Darren's campaign visit: http://metromayor.org.uk/   

Corporate tax cut will lead to race to the bottom warns Bristols MEP

Corporate tax cut will lead to race to the bottom warns Bristol's MEP

The proposed corporation tax cut from 35% to 15% announced by Donald Trump, is likely to encourage a race to the bottom on tax rates, economist and Green MEP Molly Scott Cato has warned.

Greens welcome High Court ruling on air pollution plan

Greens welcome High Court ruling on air pollution plan

Greens respond to news that the High Court has ordered the government to publish its draft air pollution plan ahead of the June 8th general election

Bristol Greens welcome Colston Hall name change

Bristol Greens welcome Colston Hall name change

Bristol Greens welcome Colston Hall name change

Green win in Bristol West predicted by top political commentator

Green win in Bristol West predicted by top political commentator

Iain Dale the former Conservative politician and current journalist has predicted the Greens to gain Bristol West.

Lib Dem and Labour Metro Mayor candidates back Greens for 2nd preference

Lib Dem and Labour Metro Mayor candidates back Greens for 2nd preference

Both the Lib Dems and the Labour Metro Mayor candidates have backed Darren Hall saying they would give him their second preference votes.

Opinion This election is a step on the road to an Orwellian postBrexit future

Opinion: This election is a step on the road to an Orwellian, post-Brexit future

Writing for Left Foot Forward, Bristol's Green MEP, Molly Scott Cato, argues that "Theresa May’s announcement that she is to hold a snap election shows our country is moving towards an Orwellian post-Brexit future."

Shocking disregard of the legal obligation to take action on air pollution

"Shocking disregard of the legal obligation to take action on air pollution"

Responding to news that the government has been ordered back to the high court to explain its last-minute bid to delay publication of the UK’s clean air plan, Molly Scott Cato, Green MEP for the South West, said: “I welcome the fact the High Court has called in the government to account for their shocking disregard of the UK’s legal and moral obligation to take action on air pollution. This is a public health issue, not a political one and it is outrageous the Tories are using the general election as an excuse to put the brakes on taking action.

Response from Green Party to Labours position on Brexit

Response from Green Party to Labour’s position on Brexit

Responding to a speech by Keir Starmer, outlining Labour’s approach to Brexit negotiations if the Party wins the general election in June, Molly Scott Cato, Bristol's Green MEP and the Party’s speaker on EU relations, said: “A softer and more distinctive approach from Labour is welcome; to date Labour have danced to the Tories extreme and reckless Brexit tune, voting to trigger Article 50 without fighting for any conditions and effectively handing Theresa May a blank cheque.

Government misses Air Quality deadlines

Government misses Air Quality deadlines

The Green Party's Parliamentary candidate for Bristol West and Green MEP, Molly Scott Cato, has slammed the 'shocking disregard' for the UK’s air quality crisis as the Government seeks to delay action on tackling air pollution.

Flood and safety fears as council slashes tree maintenance budget

Flood and safety fears as council slashes tree maintenance budget

Cllr Clive Stevens (Clifton Down) has raised serious concerns over the council planning to cut the tree maintenance budget by up to three quarters.

Green Party bookies early favourite in Bristol West

Green Party bookies early favourite in Bristol West

Paddy Power has released betting odds on Bristol West for the up-coming General Election which show The Green Party as favourites to win the seat which is currently held by Labour. The Liberal Democrats are in a distant third place. The polling comes after Electoral Calculus earlier seat predictions that saw The Green Party taking the seat with the Liberal Democrats slipping to fourth.

Bristols MEP Molly Scott Cato raises alarm over science funding postBrexit

Bristol's MEP, Molly Scott Cato, raises alarm over science funding post-Brexit

Ahead of the March for Science, taking place in Bristol and other cities tomorrow, Molly Scott Cato, Green MEP for the South West and parliamentary candidate for the Bristol West constituency, said: “I am delighted to join this important march for science in Bristol. The city has a long and proud tradition of scientific leadership and is the world’s largest hub for wildlife film making. The fact that Bristol plays host to a great deal of environmental innovation and jobs was key to Bristol being selected as European Green Capital.

Green Partys boldest campaign ever launched in Bristol

Green Party's 'boldest campaign ever' launched in Bristol

The Green Party has today set out its vision for young people during its general election campaign launch in Bristol.

General Election We will make history in Bristol West

General Election: We will make history in Bristol West

Molly Scott Cato, MEP for the South West, will stand in Bristol West for the Green Party in the early General Election on June 8.

Bristols Green MEP reacts to Prime Ministers Brexit propaganda gaffe

Bristol's Green MEP reacts to Prime Minister's Brexit propaganda gaffe

Bristol's Green MEP Molly Scott Cato has summed up the disbelief of many in Bristol after it emerged that the city features in the opening shot of Theresa May's new Brexit Plan video.

1 day left to register to vote  dont accept more of the same

1 day left to register to vote - don’t accept more of the same

Voter registration for this May’s West of England Metro Mayor elections closes at midnight on Thursday 13th April.

Bristols Green MEP demands government disclose studies of hard Brexit

Bristol's Green MEP demands government disclose studies of hard Brexit

As Green Party spokesperson for EU relations andBristol's Green MEP, Molly is today demanding the government urgency disclose the results of ‘secret studies’ into the potential impacts of a hard Brexit.

Use it or lose it  Darren Hall on brownfield sites after visit to Hanham

“Use it or lose it” – Darren Hall on brownfield sites after visit to Hanham

Green Metro Mayor Candidate Darren Hall visited Hanham on Friday to meet representatives of the Hanham District Green Belt Conservation Society and residents concerned with the proposals to develop on the Cricket ground and the nearby hills.

A 1bn devolution deal What would Greens do

A £1bn devolution deal. What would Greens do?

Speaking to Heart FM, the Green Party candidate, Darren Hall, explains what Greens would do if elected with the £1bn devolution deal.

On minimum wage policy As Labour play catchup Greens are surging ahead

On minimum wage policy "As Labour play catch-up, Greens are surging ahead"

Commenting on Labour's new policy of a £10 minimum wage, Bristol's Green MEP, Molly Scott Cato has told the Independent that "I am pleased that the Green Party 2015 manifesto is forming the basis of Labour’s policy review. But as Labour play catch-up, Greens are surging ahead and now exploring whether we need an even higher minimum wage, which for Greens must be linked to a living wage."

If I win Ill draw only the regions average salary  Darren Hall

“If I win, I’ll draw only the region’s average salary” – Darren Hall

Darren Hall, the Green Party mayoral candidate for the region, is promising to give up more than half of his pay if he is elected, and has since asked the others if they’ll follow suit.

Candidates for West of England Combined Authority Mayoral Election named

Candidates for West of England Combined Authority Mayoral Election named

The names of the six candidates standing in the first West of England Combined Authority Mayoral election have been published.

Roaming charges to become a thing of the past  for those living in EU countries

Roaming charges to become a thing of the past – for those living in EU countries

Bristol's Green MEP, Molly Scott Cato, has warned that roaming charges for those travelling to the continent could again hit consumers post-Brexit.

Letter Unlike MPs our MEPs will have a genuine say over Brexit

Letter: Unlike MPs, our MEPs "will have a genuine say over Brexit"

In a letter to the Bristol Post, Bristol's Green MEP, Molly Scott Cato, says that unlike MPs MEPs "will have a genuine say over Brexit". She concludes by saying, "while I remain a member of the European Parliament, I will work to ensure peaceful solutions. Rather than gunships my weapon of choice is the pen"

Greens launch air quality plan for the West of England region

Greens launch air quality plan for the West of England region.

Darren Hall, the Green Party Metro Mayor candidate, has launched an air quality plan for the West of England Region at the heart of the historic city centre of Bath.

Response to European Parliaments resolution on Brexit

Response to European Parliament's resolution on Brexit

The European Parliament has today backed a resolution setting out its terms for negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union. The resolution has cross-party consensus and was co-signed by the Green group in the Parliament.

Bristols Green MEP welcomes action on air pollution after Dieselgate inquiry

Bristol’s Green MEP welcomes action on air pollution after #Dieselgate inquiry

Bristol’s Green MEP, Molly Scott Cato, has today welcomed the demand for action from the European Parliament following an inquiry into the #Dieselgate scandal.

We need a climate friendly West of England spatial and transport plan

We need a climate friendly West of England spatial and transport plan

We need a climate friendly West of England spatial and transport plan

Bristols MEP responds to PMs statement on triggering article 50

Bristol's MEP responds to PM's statement on triggering article 50

Bristol's Green MEP, Molly Scott Cato, has responded to the prime minister’s statement in Parliament on behalf of the Green Party, following the delivery of the letter triggering Article 50 to Donald Tusk, president of the European Council.

Triggering of Article 50 sets us on dangerous path towards extreme Brexit

Triggering of Article 50 sets us on dangerous path towards extreme Brexit

Bristol's Green MEP, Molly Scott Cato, has responded to the triggering of Article 50 on behalf of the Green Party of England and Wales.

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