The story of two governments – Scottish National Party

This is the story of two governments – the Scottish SNP government moving every household in Scotland forward and the UK Conservative government imposing damaging policies against our will.

As Boris Johnson’s priorities revolve around Trident nuclear weapons, welfare cuts and a takeover of Scotland, the SNP government is choosing a different path.


A fairer and more compassionate social security system

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 We have built a new social security system, which now offers 11 benefits. 7 of them are new and unique in UK, as the Scottish Child Payment, labeled by charities as a “game changer” in our fight against poverty.

🇬🇧 After 11 years of conservative austerity condemned by the UN, the British government has now imposed a cruel cut to universal creditreduce income by £ 1,040 and pushing 60,000 people in Scotland in poverty.


Rewarding our NHS employees

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scottish NHS staff received at least a 4% salary increase, giving the lowest paid workers a minimum increase of £ 1,000 and an average increase of £ 1,200 for NHS frontline nurses. This is in addition to our Covid Thank You Payment of £ 500.

🇬🇧 NHS staff were initially offered only one 1% salary increase – qualified by health workers and unions as “pitiful” and “insult”. Eventually, the UK government was forced to do an about-face, granting a 3% pay rise.


Bairns, not bombs

We have introduces Scottish Child Payment, we are rolling out free school meals for all in primary schools and free bus trips for all under 22. It is above our Baby box, Best Start Grant, and the expansion of free daycare up to 1140 hours.

🇬🇧 The Tories are spending billions more, on top of a £ 205 billion Trident renewal bill, to increase the number of nuclear weapons on the Clyde – fully supported by Keir Starmer’s Labor.


Fight against child poverty, strengthen children’s rights

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 The Scottish SNP government is taking ambitious action to tackle child poverty and has passed the UNCRC Bill to better protection for children’s rights all over the UK.

🇬🇧 The UK Conservative government has taken the Scottish government to court for passing the UNCRC bill to strengthen children’s rights, Westminster’s takeover is clear to see.


Deliver over 100,000 affordable housing units

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 SNP has already delivered over 100,000 affordable housing units in all parts of Scotland, 70% of which is social rent. And we are already tackling the delivery job 110,000 more affordable housing units, fight against homelessness, and strengthen tenants’ rights.

🇬🇧 Boris Johnson spent £ 2.6million of taxpayer money on a Downing Street TV Briefing Room, Dear “The Brexit Plane” and more Union flags.


Defending Scotland’s place in Europe

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 We have always opposed the damaging Tory Brexit, which Scotland overwhelmingly rejected – and in this Parliament we will give the people of Scotland the opportunity to choose a better future as an independent European country.

The British Conservative government has dragged Scotland out of the EU against our will – harm our economy, deprive young people of opportunities and sell off Scottish fishing communities, while causing food shortages, fuel shortages and rising energy bills.

All of this, and more, is under threat as Westminster seizes power over Scotland

The Scottish government SNP put Scotland on the map, offering many bold, progressive and world-class policies. Here are a few :

  • Free courses
  • Free prescription
  • Free personal care
  • Free sanitary products
  • Leading climate objectives
  • Energy transition fund to stimulate green recovery
  • Free bus travel for under 19s – now extended to under 22s
  • 1,140 hours of free quality childcare
  • Free dental care for those under 26 – and for all by the end of this legislature

You can find out more about our dossier here.

The ongoing Westminster takeover puts all of this in jeopardy, as British ministers gain new powers to overturn decisions by the democratically elected Scottish Parliament.

Let’s put Scotland’s takeover in Scottish hands – not Boris Johnson’s

The best way to protect our Scottish Parliament from the Tory takeover and to protect Scotland from the more damaging Westminster policies is to become an independent country in Europe.

As we recover from the pandemic, our recovery must be decided here in Scotland, not by the Conservative governments we do not vote for.

Scotland will have this choice in a referendum for the recovery.