The Scottish Green party have outlined plans for a wealth tax and a stop on all subsidies for fossil fuels as they launched their General Election manifesto today. 

In the 56-page manifesto, the Greens outline plans for a wealth tax on the richest people in the UK, an end to oil and gas companies being able to advertise, as well as a stop on all subsidies for fossil fuels.

All public sector pension funds, the party said, should also fully divest from fossil fuels.

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Patrick Harvie, the party's co-leader also went on to push for the next UK government to drop the Section 35 order blocking Scotland’s gender reforms.

It comes after the party said earlier this week that their manifesto would contain plans to abolish the monarchy and introduce a levy a private jet tax of £1,000 per head if they were to get the keys to Bute House. 

Launching the party’s manifesto in Edinburgh, Mr Harvie’s co-leader Lorna Slater said the world is “hurtling towards climate hell”.

She said: “They are incompatible with our climate commitments. Any party, or any politician, that tells you otherwise is – I’m afraid – simply denying basic climate science.”

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Mr Harvie then went on to point the finger at Labour, claiming the party has joined the Tories in “leaning into” far-right ideas “for years”.

He also said that the Conservatives have moved closer to “right-wing extremism” since the Brexit vote. He claimed a lurch to the “far right” is “inevitable” after polling day.

He said: “In the UK, it seems that a realignment along the far-right looks like an inevitable consequence of this election.

“Alongside the growth of online radicalism and far-right conspiracy platforms masquerading as news outlets, this is a chilling threat to democracy.

“Even if it ends up wiping them out, the truth is that the Conservative Party itself has helped to create this.

“Since Brexit, they’ve shifted ever further toward right-wing extremism and their culture war against vulnerable groups has been one of the ugliest expressions of Tory politics in recent years.”

However, Scottish Tory chairman Craig Hoy accused Mr Harvie of going on a “hysterical rant”, adding that he leads “an extremist party who should never have been anywhere near Government”.

He said: “The Scottish Greens reject the concept of economic growth and are vehemently anti-car and anti-oil and gas jobs."

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The Scottish Greens are the latest party to launch their manifesto. 

The Scottish Labour Party have vowed to ensure the NHS is secure for “generations to come” in their General Election Manifesto, while the Scottish Liberal Democrats pledged to boost carer’s wages. 

Yesterday, the Scottish National Party launched their own manifesto, putting independence at the heart of the document.