It's high time Labour put the people first

A MILLION people in Scotland now live in poverty, according to the latest official figures – a big rise.

Things will get worse – another 70 per cent of the UK Government’s welfare cuts have still to come.

Shamefully, yesterday’s figures revealed six out of 10 children living in poverty had a parent in work.

Yesterday, I heard Jackie Baillie, Labour’s welfare spokeswoman at Holyrood, argue that Scotland benefited from the “strength and security” of the UK.

That simply makes no sense.

Where’s the “security” in a million people in poverty?

My colleague James Dornan, the SNP MSP for Glasgow Cathcart, was taking part in the same Radio Scotland discussion as Jackie. He exposed a blunt truth – the power to make or break poverty levels lies in London...

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