SNP plans a recipe for division

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has warned that the SNP's plans are a recipe for instability and division as he set out the choice facing voters on a visit to Edinburgh today.

Speaking ahead of the final Scottish TV Leaders Debate before polling day, Mr Rennie was joined at Mike Crockart’s Edinburgh West Liberal Democrat office by former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell as they highlighted the risks of the SNP’s dangerous borrowing plans using a cheque setting out the £3.1bn debt repayments their economic policy would require.

Mr Rennie said:

"The SNP's offer to voters is a recipe for instability and division.

"With days until the polls, voters have a choice between a government anchored in the centre ground with the Liberal Democrats or a government of instability with the SNP who would leave Scotland and the UK facing massive debt repayments and open the door to a second referendum.

"The SNP's reckless borrowing plans would result in us paying £3.1bn each year to rich bankers, heaping debt onto future generations.

"Nicola Sturgeon's continued refusal to rule out a second referendum threatens a return to the divisions in communities, the economic uncertainty and  the Scottish government taking its eye off the ball that we experienced only eight months ago.

"In each of our eleven held Liberal Democrat seats, voters have a choice between stability, unity and decency in government with the Liberal Democrats or instability and division with the SNP.

"Only the Liberal Democrats have a responsible, decent plan to balance the books by 2018 and deliver an £800million boost to the Scottish NHS. Our positive plans will build a stronger economy and a fairer society, creating opportunity for all."

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