SNP LEADING UK POLICY DEBATE – AND LEADING OPPOSITION TO TORIES AT WESTMINSTER
Commenting on Labour’s manifesto launch, Patricia Gibson said:
“Labour is pledging today what the SNP is already delivering for the people of Scotland.
“Scrapping hospital parking charges, free tuition, publicly-owned water, ending the Bedroom Tax, increasing renewable energy and expanding free childcare will all seem familiar to voters in Scotland because they are already happening under an SNP government.
“And on Scotland, Labour can only mimic the Tories’ anti-independence obsession.
“In Scotland we don’t need a poor copy of the SNP, we need strong SNP voices standing up to the Tories at Westminster.
“Of course, no amount of headline-chasing policy announcements can paper over the enormous cracks within the weak and divided Labour party.
“Labour is not going to form the next government, so this election is about who can best stand up for Scotland’s schools, hospitals and pensions from unnecessary Tory cuts and a poor Brexit deal which will put Scottish jobs at risk.
“It is the SNP who led the opposition to the Tories at Westminster and as is becoming clear in this election, Scotland is leading the policy debate in the UK.
“Now more than ever, it is vital to have strong SNP voices standing up for Scotland. Only then can we protect Scotland from the dangers of an unopposed Tory government at Westminster.”