Cuts ‘good news for SNP’

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THE SNP is claiming support for independence will increase after Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont signalled a policy shift away from free prescriptions and tuition fees and the council tax freeze.

SNP depute leader Nicola Sturgeon said: “The council tax freeze, the abolition of charges for prescriptions, support for higher education, apprenticeships and the elderly are all part of the support we in society give to each other. To destroy those is a disastrous approach for Labour and one that will only increase support for an independent Scotland.”