Newly published figures showing that Westminster’s poor decisions have increased the number of people in Scotland living in poverty to one million has underlined that the referendum is a choice between taking action to reduce poverty in Scotland or sticking with a Westminster Government that is happy to waste billions on replacing Trident.
As Westminster debates the performance of the Department of Work and Pensions, the SNP has made clear that Westminster’s continued failure on welfare shows why Scotland needs to be able to make our own decisions.
Prime Minister David Cameron has been obliged to make a statement to the House of Commons this afternoon on his handling of the nomination of Jean Claude Juncker as the new President of the European Commission.
Amid increasing warnings that public services south of the border are on the brink of collapse, the SNP has warned that further years of austerity is all that is on offer from the anti-independence parties.
Commenting on the long awaited publication of the Military Aviation Authority’s (MAA) report into the fatal collision in July 2012 involving RAF Tornadoes over the Moray Firth, Angus Robertson MP – SNP Westminster leader and defence spokesperson whose constituency includes RAF Lossiemouth - said:
The publication of a new report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation showing that the cost of living has increased by 28% since 2008 while average earnings have increased by just 9% underlines the need for Scotland to make its own choices.
The Scottish National Party has said the constant negativity of the No campaign has added to the unpopularity of its leaders following a poll which shows Ed Miliband, David Cameron and Nick Clegg are increasingly unpopular with the Scottish public- with Ed Miliband now more unpopular than David Cameron.