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ALBA Party urge Humza Yousaf to ditch 'deeply unpopular' Scottish Greens

Alba Party have urged Humza Yousaf to axe the Scottish Greens from his government so that focus can be put back on “independence and governing competently”.

Alba Party’s Westminster leader Neale Hanvey MP gave the advice to Yousaf amidst growing concern surrounding the Bute House Agreement between the SNP and the Greens.

Senior SNP figures Kate Forbes MSP and Fergus Ewing MSP have both called for a new vote on the deal.

ALBA Party’s Neale Hanvey has accused Yousaf of “letting the Green tail wag the SNP dog” as he continues with the Bute House Agreement despite a catalogue of policy calamities such as the Bottle Return Scheme, HPMA’s, Gender Reform and axing Gas Boilers from properties all of which are causing real difficulty for Yousaf’s Government thanks to his Green Coalition partners.

Alba have also hit out at the Bute House Agreement sabotaging the future of North Sea Oil and Gas which the Greens oppose.

Commenting Alba Party Westminster leader Neale Hanvey MP said:

"Humza Yousaf has a big problem, he is leading a Government with the two Green MSPs in it that are wreaking policy havoc without being held to account for one disastrous policy announcement after another. The Bute House Agreement with the Greens is now hanging like an albatross around his neck."

"What the First Minister should be doing is doubling down on policy positions that can build popular support in Scotland for his government - such as facing down Westminster over the plunder of our huge energy resources or stepping into mitigate the abhorrent two child benefit cap. He should be completely disassociating himself from what's gone before. The Bute House Agreement was Nicola Sturgeon’s deal, Humza Yousaf should set his own path and not stick to shoddy policies agreed by a Former First Minister who is now focussed on writing her political memoirs."

"Scotland needs its First Minister and his Government to be laser focused on competently delivering the services that matter to our people. It has never been more important for folk to have confidence in the Scottish Government so they can feel confident in our ability to become an independent country once again. The Greens disastrous performance in Government now poses a significant barrier to Scotland realising that ambition."

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