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Labour warns the Scottish Sun to expect Scots backlash for SNP backing

Scottish Labour has warned The Scottish Sun to expect a ‘backlash’ from Scots following its decision to endorse the Scottish National Party

Iain Gray, leader of Scottish Labour also claimed that the move was intended to serve the means of the newspaper’s owner Rupert Murdoch.

Gray commented on the decision by Scotland’s bestselling tabloid newspaper to back Alex Salmond for re-election by claiming that it was “no surprise”, adding that “Rupert Murdoch wants people to vote against Labour in Scotland, because he knows it will help David Cameron in England."

John Park, campaign manager for Labour added: "This is an election for the people of Scotland to decide and every day we are our knocking on doors talking to voters.

He continued: "Cosy deals to help the Tories down south will infuriate Scots and I suspect The Sun will suffer a Tartan backlash when people see that this is all about helping David Cameron and giving Labour a kicking.”

Park added that the leader in The Sun claimed that the SNP was ‘cutting public spending faster’ than even the Tories are at Westminster and said that it was clear that the SNP was “happy to cut jobs to keep their friends at The Sun happy.”

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