Sunday 28 July 2019 / 9:41 PM Economy / Jonathan Reynolds

Prime Minister’s announcement on funding for Scotland a drop in the ocean – Reynolds

Jonathan Reynolds MP, Labour’s Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury, commenting on Boris Johnson’s announcement ahead of his visit to Scotland on Monday, said:

“This is nowhere near enough to make up for almost a decade of austerity and a drop in the ocean compared to the extra funding Scotland and the rest of the UK will benefit from under Labour.

“With one in four children in Scotland living in poverty, the time for tinkering at the edges like this is over.

“We need Labour governments in Westminster and Holyrood to invest in our communities and transform our society so it works for the many, not the few.”