Tory cap fits Labour leader very well

Commenting on the speeches delivered by Shadow Scottish Scottish Secretary Margaret Curran and Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont at the Labour conference in Manchester, the Scottish National Party pointed out that Ms Lamont's speech was immediately welcomed by the Welsh Tories, who tweeted "Well said @JohannLamont".

SNP MSP Mark McDonald said: 

"The problem for Johann Lamont is that the Tory cap fits her very well - her Cuts Commission speech has been praised to the skies by the Tories in Scotland and even by Tories in Wales.

"It may be excrutiatingly embarrassing for Johann Lamont, but her speech was immediately welcomed by the Welsh Tories, who tweeted 'Well said @JohannLamont'.

"In threatening to cut public services invested in by the SNP Government such as free personal care, reintroduce prescription charges on the sick, and impose tuition fees, Ms Lamont has become the Tories' poster girl in Scotland, Wales, and no doubt England too.

"No wonder Labour members have formed the 'Labour for Independence' group - because the Labour leadership in Scotland have no answer to the question of why a Tory-led government that we didn't elect should be making decisions affecting Scotland, and why Johann Lamont should be the poster girl for Tory cuts."