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General election 2024 LIVE as Labour makes pitch to Scots who voted Yes for independence

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Welcome to the third week of the 2024 general election campaign as the parties in Scotland go all out to win over undecided voters.In today's Record, Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar makes a pitch to Scots who backed independence at the referendum back in 2014.He claims many voters turned to the SNP as they thought Labour was a spent force no longer capable of winning elections.But Sarwar insists Labour are now a different prospect and stand on the verge of a historic victory at Westminster.Also writing in today's Record, the SNP's Stephen Flynn warns Keir Starmer is ready to impose draconian cuts to public services if he enters Downing Street. Scoll down for all the latest news and reaction from the campaign trail throughout the day. Writing in his Daily Record column, Stephen Flynn says the public should be worried about austerity under Labour.The Labour Party is so terrified of scaring off Tory voters in England that they are adopting the same approach to public policy and spending as the Conservatives.Don’t just take my word for it.

One of the most significant interventions in this election has come from the director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Paul Johnson - as independent a figure as independent figures come.He said last week that “neither party - the Labour and Conservative Party - is really addressing the big problems that they'll face if they win the election.

The numbers that we've got from the Chancellor, which the Labour Party have not demurred from at all, imply big spending cuts over the next five years”.The IFS reckon that these Tory and Labour Party plans would mean a massive £18 billion of cuts.

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