Scottish Labour vows to harness mansion tax to fund 1,000 extra nurses
Labour would use money generated by taxing millionaires in London to pay for 1,000 extra nurses in Scotland, the party’s new Scottish leader has pledged.
In one of his first major policy announcements since becoming leader, Jim Murphy urged activists to stop berating the SNP for losing the referendum or misjudging the fall in oil prices and start promoting the policies Labour would implement to improve the country.
The former UK cabinet minister – whose predecessor at Holyrood complained that UK Labour “dinosaurs” treated Scotland like a branch office – chose Edinburgh fossil exhibition... read more
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