MORAY’S MP HAS today said that the surprise decision by Prime Minister Theresa May to call a General Election in June gives people in Moray an opportunity to reject the Tory agenda.
Angus Robertson highlighted the plight of women who are seeing unfair delays to their pensions as just one of many Tory policies that have caused real harm to people in his constituency.
He has also highlighted a tax regime that he says stifles investment and public sector budget cuts that lend their source to the Tory government at Westminster.
Following this morning’s surprise decision, Mr Robertson said: “This announcement is one of the most extraordinary U-turns in recent political history, and it shows that Theresa May is once again putting the interests of her party ahead of those of the country.
“Every day I am seeing constituency cases where people in Moray are being hard hit by Tory austerity – whether that is people who are sick and disabled affected by welfare cuts, the WASPI women affected by Tory pension changes, people in the oil industry affected by a tax regime that is stifling investment – or people working in the public sector affected by cuts to budgets that stem from the Tories austerity budget regime.
“More than ever before, this election will be about standing up for Moray and standing up for Scotland, in the face of a right-wing, austerity obsessed Tory government with no mandate in Scotland but which now thinks it can do whatever it wants and get away with it.
“It will once again give people in Moray the opportunity to reject the Tories’ narrow, divisive agenda, as well as reinforcing the democratic mandate which already exists for giving the people of Scotland a choice on their future.
“The SNP will always put the people of Scotland first – and between now and June 8th we will work harder than ever to retain the trust of the people.”