Miliband calls for ‘radical Labour’ in Scots speech

Ed Miliband will warn Scots that a vote for Labour is the only way to get the Tories out as he hits the election campaign trail today. Picture: Getty
Ed Miliband will warn Scots that a vote for Labour is the only way to get the Tories out as he hits the election campaign trail today. Picture: Getty
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LABOUR leader Ed Miliband will warn Scots that a vote for Labour is the only way to get the Tories out as he hits the election campaign trail today.

He will make the case for a “radical Labour government” in a keynote address to the Scottish Trades Union congress in Ayr.

“The next Labour Government will end Tory austerity and make radical choices to change the lives of working people across Scotland,” he said.

“We will put working people first with an £8 minimum wage and an end to exploitative zero hours contracts. We will make fair choices. We will introduce a 50p tax rate for the wealthiest few.”

Labour’s manifesto also guarantees that the party will devolve powers to Scotland.

He added: “We will introduce a Home Rule Bill to Parliament in the first 100 days of the next Labour Government, while the SNP still won’t say in their manifesto whether they rule out calling for another referendum in the next five years.

“Nicola Sturgeon is asking people to gamble on getting rid of a Tory government – the only way to guarantee getting rid of a Tory government is to vote Labour.”