Thursday 23 July 2020 / 1:04 PM Scotland

Scotland needs two governments working together – Ian Murray

Ian Murray, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland, commenting on the Prime Minister’s visit to Scotland, said:

“Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon are bickering about the constitution in the middle of the worst health and economic crisis of our lifetimes.

“The Prime Minister should be using his visit to announce a sectorial extension to the furlough scheme to protect jobs in hard-hit industries like tourism.

“What Scotland needs is two governments working together, with the autonomy of devolution and security of the United Kingdom.

“Now is not the time to return to the politics of old. Labour is focused on the issues that really matter to people – protecting jobs, properly funding the NHS and providing good schools.”