Plans by Labour to reduce pensions in Scotland have been attacked by George Adam, Paisley’s MSP. Ed Balls the Shadow Chancellor at Westminster has announced that there will be no change to the Tory policies recently introduced if Labour take control at Westminster, meaning the elderly and the disabled will continue to be targeted.
Speaking on Labour’s proposals, George said:
‘I think we are all getting the message loud and clear now. There is no difference at all between Labour and the Tories. We have it straight from the economic guru of the Labour party – the Bedroom Tax will stay – targeting of the disabled will stay – pensions will be targeted in Scotland, there will be lower benefits too for people in Scotland, wealthier areas in England will receive higher benefits and pensions.
‘Not even the Tories have thought that they would get away with this one.
‘Joined at the hip in targeting Scots – joined at the hip in their Better Together campaign, taking our resources and giving us even less than we get at the moment.
‘I know people in Paisley will not be happy with this. We have a chance to stand up for ourselves, we must take that opportunity next year and ensure that we are protected. Independence is the only way that we can protect our values and our people.’