THE Greens look likely to turn their backs on the Scottish Government’s Budget, accusing Kate Forbes of not doing enough to tackle the climate emergency. The charge comes as analysis by the Scottish Parliament’s information centre (Spice) suggests ministers are spending significantly more. Spice says funding for new public transport and walking and cycling “remain dwarfed by the commitment to invest £6 billion over the next 10 years in dualling the A9 and A96 trunk roads”. Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie said: “Away from the SNP spin, these figures show this Budget for what it is – an inadequate response to the climate emergency.
The National 11th Feb 2020 read more »