We all want to live in a more equal Scotland? We? The Conservatives?
Ayrshire list MSP Sharon Dowey has surely gone too far with this one.
Previously she has, strangely, endorsed kindness to animals when her boss wants fox hunting with hounds back, but a more equal society for people?
I’ve checked their 2019 manifesto. Equality gets no mention there. Equal opportunities does get a mention but, of course, closing private schools to make this possible, is not on.
And, on poverty, will she protest this?
According to reports, the prime minister and chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng are planning to increase benefits in line with earnings, rather than inflation, in a move that could raise up to £5bn for the Treasury. The move would mean an effective cut in benefits in real terms, further impacting some of the more vulnerable in the country.https://uk.news.yahoo.com/liz-truss-criticised-plans-benefit-cuts-real-terms-073648037.html
Does she plan to endorse Scottish Government efforts to date, resulting in this?
Scotland has a lower rate of poverty (19%) than England (22%) and Wales (23%). https://www.jrf.org.uk/data/uk-poverty-rate-region#:~:text=Scotland%20has%20a%20slightly%20lower,as%20Northern%20Ireland%20(18%25).