10 Labour policies that ‘inspired’ the SNP Programme for Government…
5th September 2017
10 Labour policies that 'inspired' the SNP Programme for Government...
- A soft opt-out Organ Donation Bill has been a Labour Member’s Bill in this and the previous sitting of the Scottish Parliament. Last year SNP MSPs voted against an opt-out Bill brought forward by Anne McTaggart.
- Free access to sanitary products in schools, colleges and universities is part of a Member’s Bill from Monica Lennon.
- An end to rough sleeping was in Labour’s 2017 manifesto, and it was the last Labour led Scottish government that passed world leading legislation aimed at ending homelessness in 2003.
- Labour has attempted multiple Member’s Bills to reregulate buses in Scotland.
- Labour proposed a publicly owned People’s ScotRail in our 2016 manifesto – a step further than the SNP’s commitment to a public sector bid.
- A Pupil equity fund is Labour’s Fair Start Fund – first proposed in 2015.
- Labour proposed a Scottish Investment Bank in our 2017 manifesto- with £20 billion of lending power behind it.
- Labour supported the Frank’s Law campaign in our 2017 manifesto –but would have gone further and scrapped charges regardless of age, and not just for those with prescribed conditions.
- Labour councillors already started work on exploring a basic income in Glasgow, Fife and North Ayrshire.
- Scrapping the public sector pay cap was a Labour manifesto pledge – and one the SNP voted against in the spring.
...and five that didn't...
- No commitment to using the tax powers to end austerity
- No plan to use the powers of the parliament to increase Child Benefit.
- No pledge to ban fracking.
- No plan to scrap the unfair Council Tax.
- No commitment to drop a second referendum on independence.