Campaigning in Scotland
SNP and Labour activists raise campaign stakes
Keith Brown at a rally for BiFab workers earlier this year (pic: Terry Murden)
The SNP will take its independence and anti-Brexit campaigns to the streets today in a day of action which aims to make contact with 50,000 people across Scotland.
Scottish Labour will attempt to steal the SNP’s thunder by taking its own message to communities across the country.
The SNP day of action in 289 branches is spearheaded by SNP depute leader Keith Brown.
“I’m keen to understand better how the people of Scotland view the UK leaving the EU within the context of ‘no deal’, and what impact these outcomes have on the voters’ feelings towards the opportunities of an independent Scotland,” he said.
Labour will today take its plans to rebuild Scotland to communities across the country.
Hundreds of Labour activists are expected to take to the streets in a campaign day focusing on the party’s plans to introduce a £10 an hour living wage, increased protections and longer paid maternity and paternity leave.
It also wants a £20billion Scottish Investment Bank, a commitment to spend more public money with Scottish small businesses and an increase in apprenticeships.