Ian Murray – 2020 Comments on New Restrictions in Scotland

The comments made by Ian Murray, the Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland, on 7 October 2020.

It should never have come to this. Under the SNP Government’s watch, Scotland now has the highest R rate in the UK following a complete failure to tackle the spread of the virus.

The SNP took too long to set up Test and Protect and ignored warnings about the return of students to university. Businesses and livelihoods are now at risk as a result of the SNP’s incompetence.

While public health is the priority, people’s jobs must now be protected and there is an urgent need for both the UK and Scottish governments to put their differences aside and work together on the economic impact.