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UK BUDGET ‘DOES LITTLE’ FOR PEOPLE OF RUTHERGLEN, SAYS MSP
Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey has said local people will continue to feel the squeeze following the Chancellor’s Budget statement on Monday (29th October).
The Conservative Government at Westminster unveiled their final planned budget before the UK is set to leave the European Union next March.
MSP Clare Haughey has criticised the Budget saying despite the Prime Minister’s pledge, ‘austerity will go on’.
Commenting, the Rutherglen MSP said:
“The Conservative Government’s Budget does little for my Rutherglen and Cambuslang constituents. It’s clear that austerity will go on and it’s the poorest in society who will continue to pay for it.
“This Chancellor has failed to introduce a real Living Wage, failed to lift the benefits freeze, failed to scrap the two-child cap, failed to abolish the bedroom tax, failed to halt Universal Credit and failed to give fairness to the WASPI women who have lost their pensions.
“Frankly, the UK Government fails Scotland.
“My position is clear, Scotland shouldn’t pick up the price for the continued chaos at the heart of the UK Government. This budget has presented Scotland with the choice of two futures – one in a union of chaos and hardship – or a future of opportunity in a prosperous, fairer Scotland in the European Union.”