Student loans condemn young people to a life of debt and exacerbate generation divide, says Molly Scott Cato

Molly will today launch a new report detailing the burden of student debt and how this has increased gradually under all three main Westminster parties. The report also highlights how student loans are exacerbating the generation divide because the debt load is being used to secure the private pensions of the elderly, many of whom previously benefited from free higher education.

Molly responds to ‘Green Guarantee’ launch

The Green Party today launched their ‘Green Guarantee’, a set of key priorities for Green MPs who are elected to Parliament on June 8th. Responding to the launch, Molly Scott Cato, parliamentary candidate for Bristol West, said: “Today the Green Party has made some big and bold pledges to the British people. Green MPs will … Continue reading Molly responds to ‘Green Guarantee’ launch

Molly helps launch new Green strategy for addressing Bristol’s housing crisis

Greens today unveiled a new strategy for tackling Bristol’s housing crisis; one they say contains the ‘building blocks for a housing revolution’ in the city. Molly Scott Cato, Green Party candidate for Bristol West, and Tony Dyer, candidate in Bristol South, will launch the new housing strategy this Friday at HAB Housing in Bristol, the firm of architects set up by TV celebrity architect Kevin McCloud. The two parliamentary candidates, who jointly wrote the new report, will focus particularly on ‘a new settlement for renters’ which promises protections enjoyed by tenants in other parts of Europe and in Scotland.

Labour’s manifesto is a dog’s Brexit

Molly Scott Cato, as the Green Party's Brexit spokesperson, has criticised the Labour Party's 'confused and contradictory' manifesto promises on Brexit. Bristol West, the constituency in which Molly is standing for Parliament, voted 80% in favouring of Remain in the European Union Referendum. She said: "Labour just can't decide where it wants to stand on Brexit. The promises my counterpart Keir Starmer made about fighting to keep Britain in the Single Market have been totally undermined by the Party's manifesto. Labour is once again aping the Tories in its manifesto pledge to sacrifice our economy and Single Market membership on the altar of ending freedom of movement."