Wednesday, 26 September 2018 06:50

CORBYN SPEECH: “LABOUR HAVE NOTHING TO OFFER SCOTLAND”

FEWER JOBS, SQUEEZED WAGES, AND A MULTI-BILLION BREXIT BLACK HOLE IN SPENDING

The SNP has said that Labour have “nothing to offer Scotland but economic chaos” – after Jeremy Corbyn failed to address the huge damage his hard Brexit plans would inflict on Scottish jobs, incomes, and the economy.

SNP Westminster Leader Ian Blackford said Labour had pinched policies 'wholesale' from the SNP but had forgotten about how they would afford them – warning of a multi-billion pound Brexit black hole in Labour’s spending commitments.

The MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber said Labour’s bitterly divided conference had shown they were “unfit for government”, and said their arrogant approach to Scotland would see them decline further into irrelevance.

Commenting, Ian Blackford MP said:

“Labour have proven they have nothing to offer Scotland but economic chaos and incompetence – failing to provide any meaningful alternative to the Tories.

“Jeremy Corbyn may have been forced into saying he would not accept a no-deal Brexit – but he remains committed, like the Tories, to taking Scotland out of the EU against our will.

“That reckless plan to drag Scotland off a hard Brexit cliff edge, outside the single market and customs union, would deal a huge body blow to the Scottish economy – destroying jobs, and causing lasting harm to the incomes and living standards of millions of people.

“While Labour have pinched policies wholesale from the SNP government, they have forgotten about how they would afford them – with a self-inflicted multi-billion pound Brexit black hole making a mockery of their spending plans.

"Labour were the architects of a decade of failed austerity cuts, and their hard Brexit plans now threaten to leave the whole country poorer and worse off for decades to come.

“After a bitterly divided conference, dominated by rows over Brexit, racism, and sectarianism, Labour have shown they aren’t even fit for opposition let alone government.

“By threatening to block Scotland’s democratic right to hold a future independence referendum, Labour are demonstrating the same old arrogant and ignorant approach that has alienated their traditional supporters and will see them decline further into irrelevance.

“While the SNP government is delivering progressive and ambitious policies to drive Scotland forward, Labour have confirmed they would only take us backwards."

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