The SNP has challenged Boris Johnson to “stop short-changing our communities” and U-turn on Tory plans to scrap the furlough scheme next week.
Speaking at Prime Ministers Questions, Ian Blackford MP said the Prime Minister had shown “total disregard” for Greater Manchester, just like he has done for people in Scotland.
The SNP Westminster Leader warned Tory cuts would cause “a wave of mass redundancies” and slash the incomes of millions of workers – and said it was clear the Prime Minister had taken a “deliberate decision to let unemployment soar – just like Thatcher did in the 1980s”.
Commenting, SNP Westminster Leader Ian Blackford MP said:
“Boris Johnson has shown total disregard for the people of Greater Manchester – a Tory attitude that people in Scotland are all too familiar with.
“Millions of families are struggling to get by, and this Tory government wants to cut their incomes in the middle of a pandemic.
“It is clear that the Prime Minister has made a deliberate decision to let unemployment soar – just like Thatcher did in the 1980s.
“Behind closed doors, Boris Johnson is complaining that he can’t get by on his £150,000 salary – yet, he arrogantly expects workers to get by on a fraction of that when Tory cuts sink in.
“Time is running out.
“The Prime Minister must finally U-turn on his cuts to the furlough scheme, and stop short-changing our communities – or he will bear the blame for leaving millions of people on the scrap heap.”