Scottish independence: Greens launch ‘bold ideas’
Green Yes, the Scottish Green Party’s campaign for a Yes vote in September’s referendum, is aiming to highlight how leaving the UK could help create jobs and boost emerging sectors of the economy.
Green MSP Patrick Harvie will unveil a new paper which argues the economic powers of independence could allow Scotland to create local banks to support lending, as well as a single regulator for micro-businesses in a bid to encourage entrepreneurs.
Mr Harvie will launch the Jobs-rich, Fair and Flourishing: An Economy For All paper during a visit to a games developer in the heart of Dundee’s digital business district.
The paper is the latest in a series from Green Yes, which was launched in November with a vision of a fairer Scotland.
Mr Harvie said the debate about Scotland’s future “provides an opportunity to ask what kind of economy we want”.
He added: “By taking full responsibility for the economy, Scotland could pursue bold ideas such as the creation of local banks to support lending and a single regulator for micro-businesses to encourage entrepreneurs. We could also invest in new technology to support growth in the creative sector.”