SNP and Scottish Greens power-sharing deal ends following climate target row

The SNP and Scottish Greens power-sharing deal has formally ended following a row over a climbdown on climate targets, Sky News understands.

It comes after First Minister Humza Yousaf summoned a meeting of his Cabinet – usually held on a Tuesday – this morning following speculation over the future of the Holyrood deal, first struck by his predecessor Nicola Sturgeon.

There has been unhappiness in the Green Party after the Scottish government scrapped its commitment to cut emissions by 75% by 2030.

The Rainbow Greens, the Green Party’s LGBT wing, criticised the climate announcement, which came on the same day that the prescription of puberty blockers for new patients under the age of 18, at the gender identity service in Glasgow, would be paused.

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