Jeremy Corbyn is in Scotland this week. The Labour Leader is keen to promote his party’s policies but not so keen to talk about Labour’s record in government.
The UK Government’s universal credit system has been deeply flawed since its disastrous roll-out began – and all of the evidence shows it is actively harmful to claimants. The reality is, that this austerity obsessed Tory Government is driving more people, particularly children, into poverty with policies like this.
We live in a time of economic transformation – presenting challenges as well as opportunities.
Scotland is one of the strongest economies in the world. Against a backdrop of Tory austerity – and faced with a damaging Brexit – we are taking action to make it stronger still.
We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the staff who work in our NHS. Day in and day out, doctors, nurses and support staff deliver world class care for patients in Scotland.
Our vision is of a Scotland where all of our communities – urban, rural, remote or island – grow together and that we all share in the prosperity that generates.
As schools go back this week, education is once again a hot topic of conversation.
In government, we’re working to deliver an economy where wealth and opportunity are more fairly shared across society – where everyone can reach their full potential. Supporting people into work is a key part of achieving that.
Boris Johnson is no stranger to controversy. But last week, his remarks about Muslim women and their clothing were the height of bigotry and utterly inexcusable. Comparing Muslim women who wear the veil to “letter boxes” and “bank robbers” isn’t “colourful rhetoric”, it’s blatantly Islamophobic and offensive.