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Labour’s U-Turn on Workers Rights a Betrayal

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The SNP has described Sir Keir Starmer’s decision to U-turn on his party’s flagship workers’ rights policies as a “betrayal”.

It comes as the Labour leader prepares to unveil a weakened package of workers’ rights in the coming weeks, which will soften a host of policies Sir Keir Starmer once pledged.

Chris Stephen’s MP has warned that Sir Keir Starmer’s Labour Party have shown their “true colours” on how important workers’ rights are to them – and that “only with the full powers of independence can Scotland’s workers’ be protected from Westminster”.

Commenting, Chris Stephen’s MP said:

“Sir Keir Starmer’s decision to U-turn on his party’s flagship workers’ rights policies is nothing short of a betrayal to the people of Scotland.

“Despite campaigning across these isles, telling voters that Labour will offer real change to workers’ rights, Sir Keir’s Labour Party are willing to abandon those promises for a chance at power. 

“And to do so on International Workers’ Day tells you everything you need to know about the party that once stood up for workers across these isles.

“With each passing day, it’s clear that Sir Keir Starmer has no idea what he wants to do with the power he so desperately seeks.

“He would rather leave Scotland under Westminster control, and at the mercy of Tory attacks on workers’ rights, than give Scotland’s national parliament the full powers over its own affairs.

“Whether its Sir Keir Starmer or Rishi Sunak who occupy No. 10 after the next election, it is only with the full powers of independence can Scotland’s workers’ be protected from Westminster for good.”

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