Nicola Sturgeon kept the indie front and center when she told MSPs that her power-sharing deal with the Greens showed that Scotland could become “a green, fair and independent nation”.
The first minister said the agreement would see both parties implement the manifesto’s promises in the May elections to run the 2014 referendum in the current parliament again.
He once again accused the British government of “seizing power” on Holy Road, saying “the best way is not only to save this Parliament from Westminster, but to make it a full, more prosperous country.” Equipped with all the options to make it independent of Westminster.
Ms Sturgeon said: “That is why fulfilling our democratic mandate for the Scottish people to choose our own future in the referendum is an important part of this agreement.
“The agreement we have reached makes it clear what kind of country Scotland can become – a green, fair and independent nation.”
It came as Greens chief Patrick Harvey and Lorna Slater were formally voted ministers.
Ms Sturgeon said the two parties would “work together in a spirit of joint effort, mutual challenge and collective responsibility” and “this demonstrates our commitment to a new, better way of doing politics”.
Douglas Ross told MSPs that Ms. Slater had previously said a deal with the SNP would be a “terrible idea” and warned that a coalition-style deal would hurt the North Sea industry.
The Tory leader added: “This is not an agreement for hardworking Scotland. This alliance will give a hammer to everyone who works hard.
“Everyone who does business, everyone who owns a car. It’s not a contract that works for Scotland.”
Scottish Labor leader Anas Sarwar said the agreement was “more about the constitution than the climate” and would lead to further cuts.
He added: “It’s about more control for Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP.”
It also emerged that the Scottish Greens would automatically lose ground in opposition to the Prime Minister’s questions once he entered government.
But he will still receive “backbench” questions for three of the six weeks and will be ranked third after Tories and Labor.
The Greens will still receive ، 45,300 a year in short money عوامی public cash given to opposition parties کیونکہ because they do not have a fifth of the ministers.
That means they will lose 000 18,000 a year for Mr. Harvey and Ms. Slater.
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