ITV Leaders Debate

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Thursday May 18 2017

Sturgeon shows Scotland is leading the way.

Commenting on last night’s ITV Leaders' Debate, SNP Depute Leader and Moray Candidate Angus Robertson said:

“Just as she did in the 2015 leaders' debates, Nicola Sturgeon provided a clear articulate case for progressive politics across the UK and showed how the SNP would provide a strong voice for Scotland at Westminster.

“Scotland is leading the policy debate in the UK - with other panel members conceding that they could learn lessons from what the SNP Government are doing.

“In Scotland, the SNP have reformed and invested in our NHS, we have scrapped university tuition fees, we are supporting our businesses to grow, and we are doing everything we can to make Scotland fairer.

“We have made much progress - but our jobs, our economy and our public services are under huge threat from the extreme Brexit and austerity-max agenda of the Tory government.

“Theresa May was maybe too scared to have taken part in tonight’s debate, but her spokesperson Paul Nuttall made sure that the hard-right platform of the Tory Party was very much on show.

“It is this UKIP-driven agenda which makes this election so important - we need MPs who will stand up for a fairer society and keep the hard-right Tories in check.

“Now more than ever, it is vital that we have strong SNP voices standing up for Scotland.”

 

 

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