UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Brown’s insensitivity to unemployed Scots staggering says Carmichael

Press Release   •   Jan 21, 2010 10:35 GMT

“Labour has taken Scotland for granted for too long. Only the Liberal Democrats will provide the investment in jobs and young people we need to build a fairer, stronger economy," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Scotland Secretary.

Responding to the latest figures on Scottish unemployment, which show it rising, and Gordon Brown’s comments at Prime Minister’s Questions that ‘we have taken action so that we can see unemployment falling’, Alistair Carmichael said:

“Gordon Brown’s insensitivity to those Scots still facing unemployment is staggering.

“His triumphalism on UK job numbers is offensive when the latest figures show Scottish unemployment is rising.

“Labour has taken Scotland for granted for too long. Only the Liberal Democrats will provide the investment in jobs and young people we need to build a fairer, stronger economy.”