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Tories Too Consumed by Infighting to Tackle Cost of Living Crisis

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The SNP has warned that the Tory government is “too consumed by chaos and infighting” to get on with the day job of tackling the Tory-made cost of living crisis hammering households.

It comes after the Telegraph reported the widening Tory divisions over further immediate support for people, with sources close to Boris Johnson reportedly telling those making the calls for support to “grow up” and stop behaving like they were in “nursery school”.

The SNP has consistently called on the Prime Minister to go further faster in its support to tackle the crisis as food, fuel and energy bills continue to rise.

Figures published by the ONS found that 77% of adults are worried about the rising cost of living and that nearly 46% of adults surveyed were buying less food when shopping in the past two weeks.

Commenting, the SNP’s Westminster Deputy leader Kirsten Oswald MP said:

“It’s clear that the Tories are more focused on keeping serial law-breaker Boris Johnson in office than getting on with the day job.

“These latest reports only highlight once again that the Tory government is too consumed by chaos and infighting to properly protect and support households being hammered by the Tory-made cost of living crisis.

“With people facing a deep hit to their pockets through rising fuel and food prices and household bills, the UK government should be stepping up to the challenge and strengthening support urgently and putting money into people’s pockets.

“Instead it is dominated by anonymous briefing and counter-briefing.

“It’s clear that people in Scotland are being forced to pay a heavy price for the cost of living with Westminster – with Tory austerity, the regressive NI hike, cuts to Universal Credit, and an extreme Brexit piling on the pressure.

“The only way to properly protect households is to become an independent country.”

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