Paisley’s MSP George Adam has voiced his support for firefighters in Scotland, and all the other public servants that are going to be hit by increases in pension contributions due to the Tories and Lib Dems in London. George joined firefighters outside the Scottish Parliament today to show his solidarity against the introduction of these increases.
Outside the parliament, George said;
‘Again we find ourselves in a strange position. Westminster states that we have to administer these increases or they will cut the Scottish budget by £100, 000,000 every year. Not the nicest place to find ourselves but as a result of the financial decisions about Scotland being made there we have to put up with them. For now.
‘The Scottish Government is wholly opposed to this action by Westminster. For the past 30 years Scotland has been in a budgetary surplus, in direct contrast to the rest of the UK and the claims made by the unionist parties.
‘Let me make myself clear – if you want to stop decisions like this and the bedroom tax and having nuclear weapons on the Clyde and having our disabled and infirm targeted – there is a choice. We will have that choice on the 18th of September next year. Make sure that you will be happy with the choice that you make.’