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09/09/2022 10:00 am
The Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde

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Cooperation not Competition – Building a Better Britain

Today our country needs leaders whose eyes are fixed on the future. And cooperation is the way of the future. With global problems like pandemics and climate change that cannot be solved by nation states on their own and with every country’s independence limited by their interdependence, nationalism is yesterday’s response to today’s challenges. The new Prime Minister should put constructive cooperation between our four nations at the heart of their vision for a British future.
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Former Leader of the Scottish Greens Responds to Proposals for a Second Referendum

In response to Nicola Sturgeon’s proposals for a second referendum, Robin Harper, the former leader of the Scottish Greens, said: “We would be much better off talking about how to improve the performance of the UK through an all encompassing refresh of how our democracy works, and how we can improve it to serve all four UK administrations.”
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Cooperation Can Build a Better NHS

In a new comment piece published today in The Lancet, former Prime Minister Gordon Brown and leading cancer specialist Professor David Kerr make the case for greater cooperation in health care provision in the UK.
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What we believe in

Radical Change: Scotland has everything it needs to be a leading country in Europe – coming out of COVID it is time to recover our NHS, restore our education system, end child poverty, and ensure a just transition to a more fair, prosperous green economy

Urgency: Scotland deserves better than another decade of political, economic and social stagnation. We cannot afford for politics to continue to focus on what we could do tomorrow at the expense of what we can do today

Devolution:The power and resources to make change happen should be in the hands of our communities, not hoarded in Westminster or Holyrood. Scotland and Britain’s devolution journey is still its infancy – our governments in Edinburgh and London must do more to empower and embolden local democracy and local decision-making

Co-Operation: We believe in a Union of cooperation, founded on the sense of solidarity and empathy that people across these islands share with one another. We can get the Scotland we deserve more quickly and more safely through co-operation between Scotland’s governments than through independence

Mutual Respect: Whatever happens over the next decade Scotland will continue to be shared by all of us – we believe that it is only by listening to each other and finding common ground between people of different backgrounds and beliefs  that we can bring about lasting change and a happier country

Listen again to our event with Gordon Brown on our podcast.

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We will only achieve our goals if we work together

COP26 demonstrated once again that we cannot make change happen in the world without making it together. That’s why we’re calling for a COP UK to:

  • Agree common regulatory pathways
  • Distribute resources fairly, to support a fair transition across the UK
  • Bring together devolved authorities and nations, so that we can commit individually and collectively to carbon targets

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