In a campaign communication, Labour Lord, Baron Alistair Darling of Roulanish, has written to Tory voters telling them that “Anas Sarwar shares your priorities”, confirming that Labour cannot and will not stand up to Boris Johnson.
Baron Darling, who has a history of teaming up with the Tories as former Better Together chief, has written to voters in Tory-held seats, making a direct appeal to them to give their second vote – on the regional list section of the ballot – to Labour.
Baron Darling planted the seed of austerity in 2010, when as Chancellor he pledged that his UK Labour Government would cut “deeper and tougher” than Margaret Thatcher. The Tories ran with austerity and have since cut Scotland’s budget by nearly £2 billion each year.
SNP Candidate Kenneth Gibson said:
“Not only has Labour learned nothing from their toxic alliance with the Tories in the Better Together campaign, but they are actively keeping it alive.
“Labour voters will be horrified to see senior figures in their party say they share Tory priorities. This simply confirms that to elect experienced leadership that will stand up to the Tories it has to be Both Votes SNP.
“Labour may have a new leader but they clearly haven’t changed one bit.
“This election is about who will build a recovery, and ensure Scotland is able to choose its own future.
“It is clearer than ever that a vote for Labour is once again a vote to leave our future in the hands of Boris Johnson."
This Thursday, make it #BothVotesSNP.