Carlo Morelli is the TUSC parliamentary candidate for Dundee East.
He told Socialist Worker, “Dundee is dominated by the Scottish National Party (SNP). It has the majority of the council, two MSPs and one MP—and will take the second Dundee seat in May.
“It’s the first council where the SNP has the majority political control. But it has the same austerity and cuts.”
Carlo explained that the SNP’s record in Dundee proved that it cannot be relied on to stop austerity.
He said, “The SNP won’t stop austerity—it will be devolved through the Scottish Parliament and the councils.
“We have the highest level of sanctions on unemployed workers. We’ve got an all-out strike of porters in the hospital because they’re on the lowest paid grade on the national scale.”(see page 7)
Carlo added, “Although support for the SNP has risen in Scotland, people in Dundee are suspicious.
“The response we’re getting has been very good. Our campaign is creating a real debate about how we go forward in trying to develop a left alternative.”