Labour to hold Borders protest against working tax credits cut

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A Scottish Labour Party protest against the government’s proposed cuts to working tax credits will be held in the Borders this weekend.

Labour activists in the region have organised a protest this Saturday from 11am until 1.30pm at Galashiels Market Square.

Borders Labour party spokesperson Barrie Cunning said: “The Conservative government is hell bent on destroying the welfare state and in turn the people who need our help the most.

“The Conservative government is so out of touch that they honestly believe that employers will pick up the tab.

“The reality is that people may not be able to afford to work and in turn live.”

Mr Cunning says in the Borders a family with three children earning £20,000 per anum will be £2,184.20 worse off per year.

He added: “We must do everything we can to stop these cuts from going ahead. I encourage everyone to come down and campaign with us.”