The Scottish National Party have agreed to a ‘power-sharing’ deal with the Scottish Greens, which in effect allows Patrick Harvie and Lorna Slater, co-leaders of the Greens to enter the Scottish Government without the need to win an election.
The main focus is to push for a second Scottish independence referendum within the next five years – ideally by 2024.
Other parts of the deal aims to increase green funding in public transport a well as provide extra support for renewables as a sector, including an investment of at least £1.8bn in energy efficiency.
This controversial deal sends a strong message to the rest of Scotland that the pro-independence and pro-green establishment now has enough support to disrupt Westminster.
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