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Your questions: Patrick Harvie

1 March 2013 Last updated at 21:21 GMT

Green MSP Patrick Harvie, a key member of the Yes Scotland campaign for independence, has said supporters need to reach out to more people to achieve a "Yes" vote in the 2014 referendum.

Speaking during a BBC webcast, the Scottish Green co-convener also said there were questions over SNP tax policy and argued that policies such as corporation tax cuts had increased inequality in a number of countries.

Mr Harvie said: "(Scottish First Minister) Alex Salmond and (Scottish Finance Secretary) John Swinney constantly talk about how it would be great to cut corporation tax and they've got very, very, rich businessmen, who - surprise, surprise - would like to pay less corporation tax backing them up."

The MSP also said he was "broadly speaking" in favour of Scandinavian-style public services, but which would need to be funded through higher taxes.

"The Labour Party are quite right when they challenge Alex Salmond on this - they say you can't have Scandinavian-style public services and American-level taxes," said Mr Harvie, who also claimed that Labour had not set out its own position on the issue.

The Scottish government is setting out its detailed case for independence in a White Paper towards the end of the year.

The Greens are the only Holyrood party, aside from the SNP, which backs Scottish independence.

Explaining his party's ethos, Mr Harvie said: "Very often, I think most often, we end up accepting Scottish independence as the best way of achieving many of our political objectives."

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