Scotland is not going to be ‘drag on Labour ticket’ at subsequent election, says Sarwar

Scotland is not going to be ‘drag on Labour ticket’ at subsequent election, says Sarwar


cottish Labour chief Anas Sarwar has mentioned Labour in Scotland is not going to be a “drag” on the celebration’s ticket on the subsequent election.

Labour has been in decline in Scotland over the previous decade, falling to 3rd place in Holyrood and in native authorities earlier than their fortunes have been reversed at this yr’s council elections.

At Westminster, solely Ian Murray represents the celebration north of the border.

However, chatting with the BBC from Labour’s celebration convention in Liverpool, Mr Sarwar predicted the celebration would see a resurgence in Scotland.

“I’m not going to place a quantity on it, however I need us to make important good points,” he mentioned on Good Morning Scotland on Tuesday.

“If we have a look at the council election outcomes, we have been within the recreation in round 13, 14 seats if that council election was mirrored – I’m not saying we’d have gained 13, 14 seats, we have been within the recreation in 13, 14 seats.

“I feel within the context of a UK Authorities the place we’re not simply going to oppose the Tories, we’re going to interchange them, I genuinely consider we will make important good points.

“I feel Scotland isn’t going to be the drag on the ticket – Scotland’s not going to be what cease us from having a UK Labour authorities.

“Scotland’s going to assist us ship that UK Labour authorities.”

Mr Sarwar, who took the reins of the celebration in Scotland at its lowest ebb forward of final yr’s Holyrood election, mentioned he thought Prime Minister Liz Truss was “extra harmful” than the late former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, and Boris Johnson.

“We cheered Boris Johnson going, and we rightly did, as a result of he dishonoured the position of prime minister, however really Liz Truss is worse than Boris Johnson,” he mentioned.

“She is extra proper wing, extra ideological – slicing the cap on bankers’ bonuses, giving tax cuts to the richest.

“She is re-distributing wealth, however from the poorest to the wealthiest – I really suppose she’s extra harmful than Margaret Thatcher, and I feel the nation goes to alter that.”

He added that the UK Authorities is essentially the most “economically illiterate, morally bankrupt authorities in all probability in historical past”.

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