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Patrick Harvie

Opposed to Trident replacement and nuclear power
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Replied to survey in 2011:

Question 1. The Scottish Parliament should continue to call on the UK government not to go ahead with the current proposal to replace Trident.
- Yes

Question 2. The Scottish Parliament should call on the UK government to cease the deployment of Trident
- Yes

Question 3. The Scottish Parliament should support a Nuclear Weapons Convention (a global ban on nuclear weapons).
- Yes

Trident debate 14 June 2007

Patrick Harvie is responsible for raising the issue of Trident in the new Parliament. He proposed the original motion which opposed the renewal of Trident and voted for motion as amended..

"I sought to put before the Parliament a position that could gain the support of a majority of those members who are against the Government's proposals. A majority of members are against the Government's proposals and I hope that all those members, regardless of their motive for reaching that position, will be able to express it at decision time. If we do that, the message from Scotland will be very clear—the majority of Scots and a clear majority of their elected representatives in both Parliaments reject the Government's plan."

Views on nuclear weapons:

Replied to survey in 2006 in November 2006 saying he was opposed to the upgrading or replacing of Trident and said

"Like Green Party colleagues from aross Scotland, the UK and the whole world I am Fundamentally opposed to the development, possession and use of weapons of mass desctruction such as the trident missile system. The first political act I remember was taking part in a CND march as a child, and I will continue to take actions in support of disarmament in parliament,in public, and at the gates of Faslane for as long as these weapons exist. Their replacement or upgrading would show utter disregard for the goal of non-proliferation, and would make our world less safe for many years to come"

Trident debate 21 December 2006
Voted for SNP motion and for Lib Dem amendment opposing Government plans to replace Trident.
Trident debate September 2006:
Voted for SNP motion (opposing Trident replacement) and for Green amendment (diversification)

Trident debate May 2006:

Voted for Green motion (opposing Trident replacement) and for SNP amendment Made speech in debate

Supported the following other motions on nuclear weapons::

Scotlands Walk for Peace - Kane
Scotlands Walk for Peace -Glen
Faslane 365
Trident Renewal Debate

S3M-02202: Nuclear Weapons Planning Application

S3M-01748: Support for Scottish CND

S3M-03240: Generals Say Trident Completely Useless

Patrick Harvie speaking in Byres Road Glasgow during Scotland's Long Walk for Peace

In September 2004 he took part in a sit down protest at the gates of the Faslane nuclear base and was arrested for doing so.

Is currently a member of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament:

Constituency in 2007/2011 Parliament - Glasgow