Commenting on Tory MP’s ‘on your bike’ comments today, Scottish Labour leadership candidate Richard Leonard MSP said:
‘These Tebbit-style comments show the Tories offer Scotland nothing but the same old misery and an economic dead-end – and why we urgently need Jeremy Corbyn in Downing Street leading us out of austerity.
‘This is an attack on young people in Glasgow and in Scotland as a whole. Craig Mackinlay has blown an even bigger hole in the Tories’ pathetic attempt this week to make a pitch to younger voters. Under the Tories the agenda is clear – insecure work, low pay, and no investment to help build Scotland’s economy.
‘People need policies for the many not the few, and Mackinlay today reminds us that he and his party stand squarely where they’ve always stood: for the few.’