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Stephen Flynn has said “only the SNP are offering people in Scotland real hope and real change with independence” – following pro-Brexit Labour’s disastrous week in Scotland.

The SNP Westminster leader has warned that voters have this week seen a glimpse of what a pro-Brexit, pro-austerity UK Labour government would look like – and that voters in Scotland are not impressed.

So far, the pro-Brexit Labour party have this week:

- Refused to commit to abolishing the Tory rape clause, suggesting they could implement it more fairly.

- Refused to commit to abolishing the Tory bedroom tax.

- Claimed there is no division between UK Labour and their branch office, despite disagreeing on a host of policies.

- Ruled out devolving employment law – or any other laws - to the Scottish Parliament, despite previously committing to.

- U-turned on plans to strengthen workers’ rights.

- U-turned on green investment.

Commenting, the SNP Westminster leader, Stephen Flynn MP said:

“Sir Keir Starmer’s visit to check in on his branch office has been a complete wash-out and has left voters in no doubt that only the SNP are offering people in Scotland real hope and real change.

“Whether it’s refusing to scrap the two-child limit and rape clause, to bin the bedroom tax, to strengthen workers’ rights, to invest in Scotland’s energy future, or to enhance devolution, it’s clear that Sir Keir Starmer offers Scottish voters nothing.

“Meanwhile their Scotland branch office – headed up by Anas Sarwar – has shown there is not a single issue they will not fold on, making you wonder if there is anything they will do to enhance devolution.

“While Sarwar lies down to Starmer, the SNP will always stand up for Scotland because with Labour the message is clear: 'if you don’t like our values, don’t worry, we have plenty of others'.

“At the next election, a vote for the SNP is a vote to reject cruel Westminster policies, tackle the cost of living crisis, and deliver a strong team of MPs who only answer to their constituents and Scotland – not London.”

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