Shamefully, Scottish Tory MPs abandoned people in Scotland by abstaining on voting against Universal Credit cuts, which will make 400,000 Scottish families poorer, including hundreds of families in East Renfrewshire. I spoke about this earlier to the BBC.
These disgraceful Tory Universal Credit cuts will leave families £1040 a year worse off, and demonstrate beyond doubt that people in Scotland are financially worse off under the Tories.
As a direct result of Tory cuts and tax hikes, the UK now has the worst levels of poverty and inequality in north west Europe - and the highest levels of in-work poverty this century.
The only way to keep Scotland safe from Tory cuts is to become an independent country, with the full powers needed to build a strong, fair and equal recovery.