The Scottish Green Party published its General Election Manifesto, 'Vote Like our Future Depends on it' on Thursday 20th June.

Click here to read the Manifesto.

This is what it says about the issues that students, apprentices and young people care about.

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What the Manifesto says on...


Universities and Student Funding

  • Visa scheme for Palestinian students and academics to come to the UK
  • Support universities to train workers in future skills

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Colleges, Apprenticeships and Skills

  • Support colleges to train workers in skills that will be important for the future

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International Students and Migration

  • Scrap income requirement for spousal / partner visas
  • Scrap the Rwanda scheme and laws that target the right to claim asylum
  • Increase benefits, employment and training support for asylum seekers

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The Cost of Living, Pay and Benefits

  • Real living wage for all, regardless of age, which would rise with inflation
  • Cap the price of food essentials when prices are rising fastest
  • Separate electricity and gas prices to bring down energy costs
  • Allow Scotland to run a universal basic income trial
  • Scrap the two-child benefit cap and bedroom tax

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The NHS, Health and Wellbeing

  • Ban trade deals with countries that would impact people’s access to healthcare, open the NHS up to privatisation or impact public health initiatives
  • Decriminalise the possession of drugs and introduce safe drug consumption facilities

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Housing and Renting

  • Rent controls as part of trial of universal basic income

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Climate and Energy

  • Revoke existing oil and gas licences and prohibit new ones
  • Stop giving fossil fuel companies funding and tax breaks, and stop investing public sector pensions in fossil fuel companies
  • Return the National Grid to public ownership
  • End support for new nuclear power stations

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Rights, Equality and Liberation

  • Oppose changes to the Equality Act on redefining sex as ‘biological sex’
  • Reform the Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Extend the scope of the Equality Act to add menstruation, menopause and perimenopause to list of protected characteristics

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Society, Democracy and Young People

  • Votes for 16- and 17-year-olds in all elections and scrap voter ID
  • Give anyone who lives in the UK legally the right to vote regardless of nationality
  • Change how MPs are elected and replace the House of Lords
  • Scrap of anti-protest laws

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Workers' Rights and Employment

  • Begin transition to four-day working week across all sectors with no loss of pay
  • Ban zero-hours contracts
  • Immediately repeal anti-trade union laws
  • Give private sector employees the right to buy the company they work for

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Check out the other manifestos