CUTS TO CONTINUE SEVERE IMPACT OF TORY GOVERNMENT
SNP MSP for Glasgow Kelvin Sandra White has condemned the Tory UK government for its proposed closures of Portcullis House & Corunna House in Kelvin – with the latest barrage of Tory cuts set to have a devastating impact on local communities.
It follows an earlier announcement that 8 job centres in Glasgow had been marked for closure by the DWP – and local MSP Sandra White is set to take up the fight with the DWP over the plans to cut this vital service in Kelvin.
The closures come on the back of 7 years of brutal Tory austerity, which has severely impacted communities in Kelvin and across the country – with the latest round of cuts simply representing an ideological attack on society’s most vulnerable.
Commenting, SNP MSP Sandra White said:
“I was angered to hear of the planned closures in Kelvin – which will have a severe impact on our local communities, making it more difficult and more expensive for people to access vital public services.
“The latest round of ideologically driven cuts is targeted at the most vulnerable people in our society – and completely betrays the Tories’ claims that they are attempting to get people into work.
“How can they possibly be getting people into work or receive vital support if they are closing the services that people need to develop the skills and knowledge to be successful applicants, taking away a vital resource where jobs can be found and resources secured?
“It was always felt that the earlier announcement of closures in Glasgow was simply the tip of the iceberg when it came to the Tories’ attempts to target our communities – and it is with absolutely no joy that we have been proven right.
“I will work closely with my MP colleagues Patrick Grady, Alison Thewliss & Carol Monaghan and the Scottish Government to fight these closures and resist this latest round of cuts in our community.”