Scottish National Party
People in Scotland are grappling with the distressing reality of living in fuel poverty, having to deal with the rising energy prices and the effects that fuel poverty is having on their lives. It shouldn’t be like this, Scotland deserves better.
Scotland has enormous energy wealth and resources. Around 2/3rds of Scotland’s electricity comes from renewables. Scotland produces six times more gas than we consume. Yet decades of failed Westminster policies mean families are struggling to pay energy bills.
Westminster doesn’t work for Scotland.
Westminster self-interest is undermining Scotland. There can be no levelling up while the Tories are using the money to save their own seats.
These are the values of Keir Starmer’s Labour: keep the Tory Bedroom Tax, keep the Tory two-child benefit cap, Keep the Tory rape clause, keep tuition fees in England. You can’t trust Labour to deliver change when they won’t even scrap the cruellest of Tory policies.
Westminster’s latest budget is a string of failures that will hurt households: failed to introduce a £400 energy bill rebate, failed to introduce mortgage interest tax relief, failed to increase NHS and public services funding.
After 13 years of Tory government, the soaring cost of household bills is still outpacing the limited help on offer from Westminster and, to make matters worse, where support could have been introduced to ease household pressures Westminster has simply refused.