This morning in Glasgow, the Scottish Labour leader, Kezia Dugdale, made a speech outlining how SNP dishonesty on cuts is a dereliction of duty - and what our alternative plan to austerity is.
We have challenged the SNP again and again on why they won't protect education from cuts, rather than slashing it by 5.4%, according to the IPPR.
If elected as MSP, Scottish Labour colleagues and I would prioritise education because our nation’s economic prosperity depends on it. We cannot compete on low skills and low wages. On productivity the UK still ranks in the bottom half of industrialised nations – and Scotland lags behind the UK. We risk being left further behind in the global economic race. Improving productivity is an urgent national need.
As Kez outlined this morning: In our new powerful Scotland we can do things differently, we should do things differently and we must.
Read her speech in full here: http://www.
scottishlabour.org.uk/blog/ entry/kezias-speech-a-real- choice-real-change-now