In the next seven days a lot of ground has to be won by Labour, so we can have a government committed to support the many not the few and to avoid the disaster of another five years of Tory austerity. It is correct to say that austerity policy is a choice, but so is voting for the SNP and to do so will help cement the Tories’ lead.
For Britain the present polls, show a narrowing of the Conservative lead over Labour (from over 25% to five or six percent). Also in in a recent Ipsos Mori Poll on the 31st May, Labour in Scotland showed a slight improvement in the popular vote from 20 % in the local elections to 25%. There has been a decline from 50% in intentions to vote SNP since the general election, the figure is now 43%. However the same poll shows 53% of Scots are against “independence”.
In the election debate on Wednesday 31st, Corbyn asked Angus Robertson of the Scottish Nationalists whether he had heard the results of the referendum to leave the EU. The SNP choose to ignore the democratic mandate of the 2016 vote just as they ignore the 2014 “once in a generation” referendum for Scotland to stay together, united in Britain. The SNP disregard democratic votes.
The SNP could be responsible for Britain being run by Tories. They want to see Scotland remain in the EU or the Single Market, in thrall to the European Commission and the European Central Bank. On their web site, they say without irony that the single market was supported by the Tories and ask why this has changed. Indeed Thatcher fostered the idea and signed the Single European Act; need we have any more proof that the SNP are the tartan neo-liberals.