A BBC / ComRes poll today (Friday) has found that 56% of Scots hold Gordon Brown responsible for the state of the UK economy.
Commenting, SNP Treasury Spokesman Stewart Hosie MP said:
“Despite his boasts, only Crash Gordon believes he saved the UK economy. Everyone else knows Brown’s irresponsible attitude is one of the reasons we are in this mess.
“The Prime Minister is in Davos today, calling on other world leaders to ‘have the confidence to act’. This is rather ironic as it seems people across the UK are losing their confidence in Mr Brown.
“Labour took us into recession and, if their irresponsible actions in the Scottish Parliament this week are anything to go by, they are determined to keep us there.
“Labour’s party political objections have put £1.8 billion of investment in Scotland at risk – including the increased infrastructure investment Gordon Brown was so keen to promote.
“It is time the Prime Minister stopped strutting around the international stage and took responsible action to help the Scottish economy.
“For a start, he should release the £1bn of Scottish resources being withheld by the Treasury, and rule out the £1bn cuts Labour plans to the Scottish Budget.”