Jeremy Corbyn has said “we shouldn’t have hungry young children in Scotland in 2018” in advance of a go to to a council-run plan to provide meals for children for the duration of school holiday seasons.
The Labour leader explained Holyrood “desperately demands” a Labour government and claimed it would “unlock the potential of devolution”.
Corbyn will check out the North Ayrshire Council system on Tuesday following a marketing campaign rally in Midlothian on Monday night.
He stated: “Scotland desperately demands a Labour govt in Holyrood. The SNP has handed on Tory cuts to neighborhood communities.
“Labour councils, like North Ayrshire, are stepping in and undertaking what they can but councils shouldn’t be compelled to be the very last line of defence against austerity. Labour in power in Holyrood would unlock the likely of devolution to provide across Scotland.
“Holiday hunger is unacceptable we basically shouldn’t have hungry children in Scotland in 2018. The method is damaged.
“It can’t be managed a lot more humanely as the SNP promises to do. It need to be overhauled in the passions of the many not the few.”
Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard mentioned his celebration would end cuts to councils, improve NHS funding and add £5 a 7 days to kid rewards.
He said: “I campaigned for a Scottish Parliament 20 years back with the hope it would permit us to provide radical alter.
“Instead, the past 10 years has been marked by a nationalist authorities passing Tory austerity to Scottish communities, with £1.5bn really worth of cuts because 2011.
“With 260,000 children living in poverty that is simply shameful.”
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