MILIBAND TOLD JOHANN LAMONT NOT TO CONDEMN THE BEDROOM TAX
LABOUR’S PROBLEMS IN SCOTLAND LIE AT THE DOOR OF UK PARTY LEADER
The SNP has today highlighted a report in the Guardian newspaper, revealing that Ed Miliband barred Johann Lamont from speaking out against the Bedroom Tax for a year while he pondered what Labour’s policy on it should be.
The Guardian reports that a source close to Ms Lamont said: “They told Lamont not to condemn it (the Bedroom Tax) for a year while Ed made up his mind.”
SNP MSP Kevin Stewart, who sits on the Welfare Reform Committee, said:
“This is an astonishing revelation which demonstrates both how much the London leadership pulls Labour’s strings in Scotland, and how totally out of touch Ed Miliband is with the people of Scotland. Mr Miliband must come clean on this claim as a matter of urgency.
“Labour’s stance on the Bedroom Tax is simply breathtaking – after they finally decided they were against this unfair tax it had already caused misery to many of the most vulnerable people in Scotland.
“Labour’s problems in Scotland are mounting up – they are in meltdown, and the blame lies squarely at the door of Ed Miliband.”