Poll: will the general election results make things better or worse for Scotland’s poorest?

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Can the SNP's yellow tsunami save Scotland's poorest from the impact of Westminister's wave of austerity 

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8th May 2015 by Graham Martin 0 Comments

Will the general election results make things better or worse for Scotland’s poorest?

Poll results (total votes: 216)

Will the general election results make things better or worse for Scotland’s poorest?
Answer:
Better
Votes:
60
Ratio:
27.78%
Answer:
Worse
Votes:
156
Ratio:
72.22%

It wasn't meant to be like this. For months, poll after poll told the same story: on a UK level, the Tories and Labour were neck and neck. It was too close to call.

That's how it looked when the polls closed at 10pm on 7 May. By 10am the next morning it had become clear we were through the looking glass: the Tories were on course for an almost universally unpredicted overall majority.

All the talk of coaltions evaporated, and hopes of an end to austerity or a reduction in the governments cuts agenda were over.

However, as it turned out, the polls had correctly predicted one aspect of this almost surreal election: the SNP surge that swept the Scottish Labour Party away in Scotland.

So, now, the big question is: what next? Will the yellow tsunami in Scotland have any power to stop the wave of further welfare cuts? Will Scotland be punished for daring to follow its own path, or will Westminster attempt to appease the nationalist horde?

That's why we're asking: will the general election results make things better or worse for Scotland’s poorest?

Will it be five more years of pain or can our own devolved institutions provide an adequate safety net?

Vote now and join the debate by leaving comments below.

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