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Source: Scottish Greens
Green MSP for the Highlands and Islands John Finnie has lodged a motion at the Scottish Parliament condemning recent comments from Priti Patel on Travellers.
In an online meeting with Jewish leaders, the Home Secretary suggested that violence and criminality were endemic in the Traveller community.
Her comments have been condemned in an open later signed by more than 80 academics and race equality organisations.
John Finnie’s motion calls on the Home Secretary to apologise and retract her comments.
Scottish Greens Highlands and Islands MSP John Finnie has called on the Conservative Convenor of the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy Committee to call UK Ministers before it to explain how chaotic Brexit plans will impact Scotland’s food producers.
In a letter to Sir Edward Mountain, Mr Finnie highlights recent reports that queues of 7,000 port-bound trucks could be delayed for up to two days in Kent, where hauliers would require a Kent Access Permit to enter, and the need for the committee to understand the impact this would have on Scotland’s food exporters.
Responding to a statement on the Scottish Government’s infrastructure plan, Scottish Greens Transport Spokesperson and Highlands and Islands MSP John Finnie has called on the Transport Secretary to consider a rail and road solution to the ongoing Rest and Be Thankful saga.
Speaking afterward, John Finnie MSP said:
“Events at the Rest and Be Thankful illustrate the devastating impact the climate emergency is having and will continue to have on Scotland’s infrastructure.
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