Scotland needs own welfare state to protect people against Westminster cuts

JOAN says that the brutal cuts imposed by the coalition Government can only be defended against if Scotland has full control over her own welfare state.


THE welfare cuts imposed by Westminster are the political equivalent of kicking an old lady’s zimmer away.

Perhaps that is why no one from the Tory Lib Dem coalition is prepared to go on a planned STV debate to defend their cruelty to the old, the infirm, the young and the most vulnerable.

Last time one of them tried – Tory hatchet man Iain Duncan Smith in Edinburgh – he was shamed by disabled protesters and their guide dogs who staged an impromptu demonstration.

The UK Government’s own figures show that 70,000 disabled Scots will lose money in the change from Disability Living Allowance to Personal Independence Payments..

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