Greens say SNP pro-Nato stance will increase their membership base
THE Scottish Greens believe they will get a membership boost from former SNP supporters angered by the party’s Nato policy U-turn.
At conference, the SNP changed its stance to that an independent Scotland should become a member of the pro-nuclear weapons organisation.
The move led to anger from some members and MSPs John Finnie and Jean Urquhart resigned from the party.
The Greens are committed to unilateral nuclear disarmament and reject membership of Nato should Scotland become independent.
In an interview with the website Scotspolitics, Green co-leader Patrick Harvie said: “Not all of them (the disillusioned SNP members) will join the Greens. I know some of them will.
“I don’t know whether our party office has received applications to join yet but I know there are people who have been on social networks talking about it and who feel that way and they will be very welcome.”
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