Thursday, 07 November 2019 10:49

TORIES CAN'T HIDE FROM DEVASTATING AUSTERITY LEGACY

MASSIVE WESTMINSTER CUTS TO PUBLIC SPENDING HAVE HARMED UK

The SNP has said the Tories cannot hide from the devastating harm that a decade of massive cuts to public spending have done to family incomes, public services and the economy - after the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) was blocked from publishing today’s planned fiscal forecast update.

SNP Economy spokesperson Kirsty Blackman said it was "utterly unacceptable" that the Tories were trying to pull the wool over voter's eyes with no up to date economic projections and no economic impact assessment of Boris Johnson's extreme Brexit deal - and that it appeared the Tories are trying to "censor and cover up" the extent of austerity and the devastating impact of Brexit.

Commenting, SNP Economy spokesperson Kirsty Blackman said:

"The Tories cannot hide from the devastating harm they have done to family incomes, public services and the economy from a decade of massive cuts to public spending.

"It is utterly unacceptable that the Tory government is trying to censor and cover up evidence of the damage they have done to public finances - and is refusing to publish analysis of the destruction they will cause to jobs and living standards with Boris Johnson's extreme Brexit.

"All of the Westminster parties share the blame for the harm austerity cuts have done. The Lib Dems worked hand-in-hand with the Tories to hammer the poorest, and Labour were the architects of austerity - threatening "deeper and tougher" cuts than Thatcher.

"Westminster is broken beyond repair and failing Scotland abysmally. At this crucial election, only a vote for the SNP can lock the Tories out of government, escape Brexit and put Scotland's future in Scotland's hands - not Boris Johnson's - so we can build a stronger, fairer economy."



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