The Tory Manifesto

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Thursday May 18 2017

A cruel and callous attack on families.

The Scottish National Party has said the Tory manifesto is a "cruel and callous attack on families" with planned cuts that will hit pensioners, working families and public services.

Angus Robertson said:

"The Tory manifesto is a cruel and callous attack on families - with deep austerity cuts that will hit pensioners, families, and our public services.

“Theresa May talked about 'hard choices' - and these will affect pensioners, disabled people, the vulnerable, and those on middle and low incomes.

"We know the devastating reality of seven years of Tory government - working families hammered by cuts to tax credits, low income families forced to rely on foodbanks, and disgraceful Tory policies like the bedroom tax, the rape clause, and the cuts to disabled mobility support.

"Now the Tories are hitting pensioners by effectively cutting their pensions and restricting the Winter Fuel Payment, and they are squeezing family budgets with their continued assault on welfare and their cuts to free school meals.

“The SNP already protect free personal care, free childcare, free school meals, and will stand up against these callous Tory cuts.

"The Tories have made a rod for their own back, because if they now fail to win the election in Scotland they have no basis whatsoever on which to continue to thwart the will of the Scottish Parliament.

“Now more than ever we need strong SNP voices to stand up against the Tories in Westminster."

 

 

 

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