Scottish Labour Found Out Again.
LABOUR REFERENDUM HYPOCRISY ON NHS LAID BARE, HOW CAN THEY EVER BE TRUSTED, EVER AGAIN.
The SNP has today highlighted Labour’s deception and hypocrisy on the NHS as Ed Miliband’s party is now admitting what they denied during referendum campaign – when they were in cahoots with Tories.
Labour’s dossier published today specifically talks about more privatisation, the introduction of charging for services and a reduction in NHS spending. It says: “The NHS cannot survive” five more years of a Tory government.
However, during the referendum – playing their part in the No campaign alongside the Tories – Labour vehemently attacked the Yes campaign for pointing out the dangers to Scotland’s NHS of continued Westminster spending cuts and privatisation.
Commenting, Bob Doris MSP, who is Deputy Convener of the Health and Sport Committee at Holyrood, said:
“Labour simply can’t be trusted, as they have completely changed their tune when it comes to protecting the NHS.
“Last year they were promising Scots that our health service was safe under Westminster control – now they are saying the exact opposite.
“The fact is that the privatisation of the NHS started under Labour, and continued Tory privatisation and spending cuts pose a threat to Scotland’s budget and therefore health service – something Labour denied in the referendum.
“For Labour to now be pointing fingers is the height of hypocrisy, and the people of Scotland will not be fooled.
“At the General Election in May it is vital that more SNP MPs are returned to Westminster to serve Scotland and work to protect Scotland’s budget – and deliver more powers that will enable the Scottish Parliament to protect the NHS for the future.”