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Scotland is facing new challenges. We need so much more than tired, old arguments

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Anas Sarwar MSP is leader of the Scottish Labour Party

When I speak to Labour’s conference tomorrow it will be seven months to the day that I was elected leader of my party.

In that time, I’ve spoken to people across Scotland about the challenges they face in their lives – and how they are being failed by two governments.

I’ve travelled from the Borders to the Highlands and everywhere the message is clear – people feel they’ve been ignored by the SNP and the Tories.

Many of these communities know what they need – a reliable ferry service, investment in vital infrastructure or more support to keep streets clean and libraries open.

That trip confirmed to me that Scotland deserves better than the SNP.

Nowhere are the inadequacies clearer than in the Scottish parliament.

On Nicola Sturgeon’s watch, the attainment gap is widening, child poverty........

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