Molly Scott-Cato: “Make banks work for the common good, not in the interests of shareholders”

Molly Scott-Cato, the lead Green Party candidate for the South West of England in the up-coming European Parliament elections (and of course a Stroud District Cllr) today posted this video of her recent speech at the Green Party national conference.

She posted it on facebook with the simple message:

“Making banks work for the common good, not in the interests of shareholders: my speech to Green Party conference last week.”


I have interviewed Molly before (you can read it here) and have a lot of respect for her. She is almost unique in politics because she is an economist who dares to think outside of the neo-liberal status quo and offer radical alternatives.

Think of it this way…can you think of any other politician who has a chance of being elected to office who A) Is offering an alternative to the neo-liberal economic status quo and B) holds a strong grasp of economics and how we might move from where we are towards a fairer and more sustainable economic system?

Even if you can, you will hopefully accept my point that they are few and far between.

It is because of this that I hope the good people of the South West of England give her their vote in May’s elections.

More information:

  • You can follow Molly on Twitter by clicking here.
  • You can read The Green Party’s economics policy by clicking here.
  • You can see the 2009 election results (and how close the Greens were to securing an MEP) by clicking here.
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