THE Scottish Greens will today launch their manifesto for the European elections.

Lead candidate Maggie Chapman will be joined at the launch in Glasgow by fellow co-convener Patrick Harvie. Chapman said: “These are the most important European elections we’ve ever had.

They’re Scotland’s chance to be heard – our chance to send a message that our democratic decision to stay in the EU must be respected. Scotland needs a Green voice in Europe to fight for a just and welcoming society and for the radical change that’s needed to tackle the climate emergency, which is the defining issue of our age.

“Greens also provide the antidote to toxic far-right hate.”

MSP Harvie added: “We’re confident that with our positive message of stopping Brexit and tackling the climate emergency we can win Scotland’s first Green MEP, building on recent election success both here and throughout Europe.”