Election Daily June 24: Rishi Sunak launches Scottish Tory manifesto

The Prime Minister joined Douglas Ross in Edinburgh with a pledge to reverse 'years of SNP incompetence'.

Key Points
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  • Prime Minister pledges to ‘put independence to bed’ and cut tax
  • Swinney blasts Labour and Tories for reusing to consider rejoining EU
  • Rachel Reeves says Labour will meet JK Rowling to discuss concerns over women-only spaces
  • Liberal Democrats say Scottish Conservatives’ ‘zombie campaign is like something out of Night of the Living Dead’

Douglas Ross has launched the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party manifesto in Edinburgh alongside Rishi Sunak.

The pair pledged to “fix the problems created by the SNP” with a “laser-like focus on the real priorities of the public”

The Scottish Tory leader, who is stepping down after the election, said his party would provide solutions to the problems caused by “years of SNP incompetence and poor decision-making”.

Meanwhile, Labour shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves is campaigning in East Renfrewshire with Anas Sarwar as she promises to cut bills with a clean energy plan.

And First Minister John Swinney will warn Scotland’s voice “simply doesn’t matter to Westminster” at an SNP event in Aberdeen.

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