The General Election campaign will step up a gear next week as Scottish Labour sets out the consequences for Scotland of a decade of Tory austerity.

The party will publish a dossier exposing the impact of the Tory austerity agenda on Scottish families in the last five years and detail what could happen if David Cameron returns to Downing Street in May.


On Monday Ed Miliband will be in Scotland setting out the choice for voters in Scotland in this election -; a Labour Government or another five years of Tory rule.


Later in the week Scottish Labour Leader Jim Murphy will set out the contrasting plans Labour and the Tories have to support young Scots get back into work.


Scottish Labour Leader Jim Murphy said:


“Scotland can’t afford a Tory decade of austerity and low pay.


“The Tories don’t have the interests of working class families in Scotland at heart. We need to get rid of them, not just from Scotland but across the whole of the UK.


“Between now and election day we will do everything we can to expose the reality of a Tory decade for Scotland. It would mean more Scottish families in work struggling to make ends meet and more young people condemned to the dole queue.


“The choice facing voters in Scotland is clear. It’s between a Labour Government that will call time on exploitative zero hours contracts and increase the minimum wage to £8 an hour. Or a Tory Government that will inflict even more austerity on families in Scotland that will devastate our nation.


“The only party that can stop the Tories winning across the UK is Labour. That’s why it’s so important that Scots back Labour in M

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