David Cameron tells SNP to stop talking about grievances

Prime Minister David Cameron criticised the Scottish Government. Picture: PA
Prime Minister David Cameron criticised the Scottish Government. Picture: PA
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David Cameron has said the SNP should stop “talking about grievances” and get on with governing Scotland.

The Prime Minister was urged to “apologise” amid claims the UK government intended to cut Scotland’s funding by £7 billion over ten years as part of the funding deal underpinning new powers for Holyrood.

But Mr Cameron said “only the SNP would try and maintain a grievance” once a deal has been reached.

An agreement over devolving major tax and welfare powers to Scotland was agreed by the Scottish and UK governments last week.

Speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions, the SNP’s Patricia Gibson told Mr Cameron: “Will you take this opportunity to confirm that the UK government intended to take £7bn from Scotland over a decade through the fiscal framework and will you take this opportunity today to explain why this was the case?”

One SNP MP could be heard shouting “apologise” as Mr Cameron stood to answer.

Mr Cameron replied: “What we have done is build a powerhouse parliament for Scotland that will have more powers, more ability to set tax rates, more ability to determine benefits for its citizens and I think now is the time for the SNP to stop talking about grievances and get on with government.”