#SGPConf Interview: John Finnie talks NATO, Justice and his 'frustration' with Holyrood politics
The Scottish Greens’ justice spokesperson sat down with CommonSpace to discuss the necessity of opposing a nuclear alliance, his hopes for the Transport Bill, and the need to reform the Scottish justice system.
Opposition parties criticise ‘piecemeal’ Transport Bill for lack of radicalism in parliament debate
While the Scottish Government’s Transport Bill passed at Stage 1, MSPs were dismayed by what many perceived as a lack of ambition
- The Scottish Government’s Transport Bill has passed at Stage 1
- Transport secretary Michael Matheson expresses his openness to the possibility of introducing and expanding publicly-owned bus services
- Green MSP John Finnie describes criticism of the workplace parking levy as “rank hypocrisy”
Majority of Scots back public ownership of bus services, new poll finds
73 per cent of SNP voters in favour, compared to 9 per cent against
58 PER CENT of Scots believe bus services should be run by public operators, a new poll has found, increasing pressure on new Transport Secretary Michael Matheson to take action.
The Panelbase poll, commissioned by the Scottish Greens, found only 15 per cent believe buses should be run by private firms, with the remainder saying they don't know.
The poll also reveals a huge backing for public ownership among SNP voters, with 73 per cent in favour and just 9 per cent against.