|From SNP Media:|
The SNP has said that Scottish Labour are failing voters with their refusal to “get off the fence” on vital issues facing Scotland as the party fails to stand up to the Tories in Westminster.
With polls today showing that despite the sleaze surrounding the Tories, Labour are completely failing to have an impact, SNP Depute Leader Keith Brown said Scotland needed experienced leadership that could stand up to the Tories and protect Scotland from Westminster cuts, not politicians or parties that sit on the fence.
Anas Sarwar has faced criticism for evading questions on Labour’s position on a number of key issues at this election, including: Tory attacks on the powers of the Scottish Parliament and plans for more austerity Cuts to universal credit, backed by Labour in Westminster, who have said they won’t argue for the continuation of the £20 uplift on universal credit. Labour’s position in relation to drug deathsThe removal of nuclear weapons from Scotland. The devolution of more powers to Scotland – like employment law – that he previously vetoed. The democratic ability of the people of Scotland to choose their own future. SNP Depute Leader Keith Brown said:
“We can see from Westminster that Labour are completely unable to stand up to the Tories and to keep Scotland safe.
“The Tories in Westminster are doing whatever they like, and Labour simply are not doing anything to stop them.
“Scotland needs experienced leadership that will keep Scotland safe not sit out difficult decisions and choices.
“Instead of standing up and protecting the jobs, incomes and rights that families in Scotland depend upon, they are happy to stand by and watch as senior Tory ministers’ plan cuts to vital public services and launch a power grab on our Scottish Parliament. That silence speaks volumes about Scottish Labour’s priorities.
“At every turn, the Labour Party has failed to provide any effective opposition to the Tories.
“By refusing to get off the fence and sitting out key issues Labour will let the Tories run riot.
“It’s clear that a vote for Labour would leave Scotland’s future in the hands of Boris Johnson. Only giving both votes to the SNP will guarantee the strong leadership and bold policies needed to move the country from pandemic to recovery, and re-elect Nicola Sturgeon as First Minister.”
Notes to editors:
Tories increase lead over Labour despite Boris Johnson flat row – https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/tories-increase-lead-over-labour-despite-boris-johnson-flat-row-qc9n36pdw