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Source: Scottish Greens

Thu 12 Nov, 2020

The Scottish Greens have called for outgoing US President Donald Trump’s financial interests in Scotland to be investigated.

With Trump set to lose immunity from prosecution in the US, Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie has reiterated his call for the Scottish Government to seek an unexplained wealth order (UWO) on Trump International’s acquisition of Turnberry.

The Scottish Government have remained silent about the possibility of seeking a UWO since Patrick Harvie first called for one in February, and the Scottish Greens have now launched a campaign calling on the Scottish Government to act. [1]

Mr Harvie put the call directly to Nicola Sturgeon at First Minister’s Questions.

He said: “I called for the Scottish Government to seek an unexplained wealth order into Donald Trump’s purchase of Turnberry in February. Since then, concerns about his business activities in the states have grown.

“Now that Trump is set to lose immunity from prosecution in the US, he may finally be held to account there. It is surely time that he is also held to account here. Surely, it’s time for answers from the Trump Organisation, and time for the Scottish Government to finally go to court and seek those answers?”

Patrick Harvie also called for the Scottish Government to maximise vaccine take-up in the face of the rise of conspiracy groups linked to COVID denial.

He said: “Online conspiracies are gaining an audience in Scotland – conspiracies linked to COVID denial, anti-vaccine myths, as well as climate denial and far right ideologies very similar to the movement Trump cultivated. We cannot allow them to disrupt public health efforts.”

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