Wednesday, 03 October 2018 05:34

PRIME MINISTER DANCES AROUND DISASTROUS IMPACT OF TORY AUSTERITY AND BREXIT

“MASSIVE GULF BETWEEN RHETORIC AND REALITY” IN MAY’S SPEECH

The SNP has said that the Prime Minister’s speech exposed a “massive gulf between rhetoric and reality”, following her comments that the UK’s “best days lie ahead."

In a speech to her party’s conference, Theresa May also said that the UK's "future is full of promise” – despite her government’s damaging austerity agenda and the detrimental impact a Tory hard Brexit will have on the economy, businesses and living standards.

Ian Blackford MP, the SNP’s Westminster Leader, said:

"The Prime Minister danced around the key issues – the disastrous impact of Tory austerity and a Tory hard Brexit.

“There is a massive gulf between her rhetoric and the reality of what is now facing the UK.  

“If Theresa May genuinely believes that the UK’s best days lie ahead then she is being wilfully blind to that reality.

“We are just months away from a potentially disastrous hard Brexit – or the utter catastrophe of a no-deal outcome.

“The SNP Scottish Government has listened to the concerns raised by businesses, and repeatedly set out a compromise position – remaining in the single market – that will protect jobs, business, including our fishing industry, and the economy as a whole.

“In contrast, the Prime Minister has pandered to her party’s Brexit extremists, and treated the devolved administrations and the business community with contempt.

“No one seriously believes the UK’s best days lie ahead under this disastrous, bungling Tory government – and the sooner Mrs May realises that and commits to averting a hard Brexit the better.”



https://www.standard.co.uk/help-a-hungry-child/shock-report-finds-400000-more-children-pushed-into-poverty-since-2013-leaving-families-struggling-a3709366.html

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/may/07/million-more-uk-children-in-poverty-than-in-2010

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jun/28/united-nations-tory-record-poverty-human-rights

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