Westminster welfare scares ignore the grim reality of Tory cuts
In a startling display of hypocrisy, Ian Duncan Smith, the Tory minister whose benefits cuts are harming families across the country, has claimed that a Yes vote “would risk the well-being of vulnerable people who are currently supported” by the UK welfare system. Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael this morning described the system as “fantastic”. Brass neck doesn’t cover it.
In an article in Scotland on Sunday last weekend, Yes activist Andy Lythgoe, born and brought up in Scunthorpe, explained his conversion to Yes. The following are extracts from the full article which you can read here.
Had an independence referendum been on the agenda when Andy Lythgoe moved to Scotland a quarter of a century ago, he would have voted No.