2nd May 2015

Only the SNP are committed to progressive politics

Ed Miliband’s revelation that he is prepared to let the Tories back into office rather than work with the SNP has shown that it is only the SNP that can be trusted to deliver progressive politics, SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon said today.

The SNP has put forward plans to end austerity by pursuing modest spending increases that will enable investment in the NHS and other public services in Scotland and across the UK.

SNP MPs will press for an increase in the minimum wage to £8.70 by 2020, support an annual target of building 100,000 affordable homes across the UK, oppose cuts to disability support and vote to retain the triple lock on pensions.

Commenting, SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon said:

“SNP MPs will work to build progressive alliances at Westminster and deliver an end to the cuts.

“What is now clear is that Ed Miliband does not share the same commitment.

“No-one who is truly committed to delivering progressive politics would contemplate for one minute ushering the Tories back into office, rather than work with the SNP.

“The SNP are contesting this election to bring about an end to austerity, and achieve increases in public spending that will give the NHS the funding it needs in Scotland and across the UK.

“With his actions, Ed Miliband has made it abundantly clear that the SNP are the only party in Scotland with a genuine commitment and plan to deliver progressive policies for the benefit of people across the UK.”