GORDON Brown has warned that an SNP vote on 7 May “increases the risk of the Tories getting back into government”, in a letter to 350,000 households in Scotland.
The former prime minister states that next month’s election will be the “tightest and most important general election in generations”, in the letter that is headed “Gordon Brown, Kirkcaldy, Fife”.
Mr Brown, who is stepping down after 32 years as an MP, attacks the SNP’s plan for full fiscal autonomy and warns that Nationalist gains could deprive Labour of a majority and allow the Tories to remain in power.
He said: The SNP’s own spending plans for the UK confirm that next year they would not spend a single penny more than the Tories. And the Nationalists would scrap the Barnett Formula, meaning that our NHS and other public services could only be funded by taxes raised in Scotland. “That would mean additional cuts of £7.6 billion to the services we all rely on.
“The Labour Party created the NHS. We built the NHS. And we have always ensured that it has been fully funded.”