THE SNP are “heaping austerity” on Scottish services, according to a socialist MSP, following the party’s campaign against the “twin threats” of austerity and privatisation.

First Minister John Swinney spent the first weekend of the general election campaign touring constituencies as part of an SNP “day of action,” urging voters to reject both Tories and Labour as parties of austerity and privatisation.

Focusing on the NHS, which has been wholly controlled by Holyrood since devolution, Mr Swinney said: “What the NHS needs is serious leadership and a bold vision for the future based on its founding principles, not threats to its survival from the Westminster parties.

“Our NHS deserves leadership, not salesmanship. That firm, experienced leadership is exactly what I will deliver — while the Westminster parties are threatening to sell it off piece by piece.

“The general election is the opportunity for Scotland to unite behind our NHS, rejecting the twin Westminster threats of privatisation and austerity, and making our voice heard that the NHS must always be in public hands.”

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