Tories Entrenching Inequality With Universal Credit Cuts

Westminster cannot be trusted with Scotland’s recovery – as the Tory government signalled it would cut Universal Credit for millions of people later this year.

Ian Blackford MP (pictured) said the planned Tory cuts would “entrench inequality” and proved “Boris Johnson has no intention whatsoever of building a fair and equal recovery after covid”.

The SNP Westminster Leader said the Tories were “repeating the same devastating mistakes they made after the last economic crisis, with massive cuts pushing millions of people into poverty” proving yet again “the only way to secure a strong, fair and equal recovery is for Scotland to become an independent country.”

Commenting, SNP Westminster Leader Ian Blackford MP said:

“It is now beyond doubt that Boris Johnson has no intention whatsoever of building a fair and equal recovery after the covid pandemic.

“Instead, the Tories are repeating the same devastating mistakes they made after the last economic crisis, with massive cuts pushing millions of people into poverty, entrenching inequality, and inflicting lasting scars on communities across Scotland and the UK.

“Westminster cannot be trusted with Scotland’s recovery.

“It’s clearer than ever that the only way to secure a strong, fair and equal recovery is for Scotland to become an independent country, with the full powers to invest in our economy and build the fairer society we all want to see.

“This pandemic has exposed the deep inequalities that exist under the broken Westminster system.

“The SNP government will use the limited powers of devolution to mitigate the damage caused by Tory cuts where we can – but it is essential that once this crisis is over people in Scotland have the choice of a fairer future with independence.”