From Patrick Harvie today:
Pandemic relief payments worth £130 for 500,000 households and £330 for the families most in need, free school lunches for all primary school children, free bus travel for everyone under 22, a pay rise for the public sector workers who have got us through the last 12 months and £40 million worth of funding to promote walking, cycling and green projects.
This morning my colleagues and I were delighted to agree to a Scottish budget that included all of these great Green wins and more. It is a very positive budget that will start to sow the seeds of a green recovery. These changes will be felt by millions of people across Scotland, and will have a positive impact for years to come.
None of these important changes would have been possible without Scottish Green MSPs working constructively and pushing the Scottish Government to implement them. We have done this with only 5 MSPs. Imagine how much more we could do for Scotland, our planet and our children if more people vote Green in May.
This is great. Well done, I say. Though an SNP member, I’m a bit to the left on matters of income equality, so I genuinely welcome this achievement by the Greens.
Let see more of the above and less of this: