Patrick Harvie: It’s time to talk about a future with no oil and gas

THE phoney war that is the annual GERS debate has broken out again. It’s all too predictable, but with Scotland’s public finances under scrutiny I make no apology for once again challenging the dominant assumptions about oil and gas. In 2014 the Green Yes campaign published figures showing that the multinationals operating in the North Sea were receiving about £1 billion worth of tax breaks from the UK Government every year – despite making huge profits.

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