John slams Labour over loss of Glasgow jobs

18 Feb 2010

After the shocking revelation that their Scottish supremo did nothing to keep Student Loans Company jobs in Glasgow, local MP John Mason has slammed Labour’s inaction.

A Freedom of Information request has shown that Labour’s Scottish Secretary, Jim Murphy MP, did nothing to stop or avert the Student Loans Company’s plans to axe up to 150 jobs from the company’s sites in Glasgow and Hillington.

East End MP, John Mason, said:

“The Student Loans Company is actually a UK Government quango. So Labour can’t even save Glasgow jobs when their own UK Government is in charge of the organisation.

“if ever there was an example of how ineffective the Labour Party is in working for Glasgow, this is it.

“Jim Murphy’s lack of action on Scottish jobs in Glasgow just exposes how his so-called Scotland Office is nothing but a taxpayer-subsidised campaign office for Labour.

“The fact that the Scottish Secretary failed even to act to save Scottish jobs raises serious questions about how he is employing his time as Scottish Secretary.”