STRONGER FOR SCOTLAND A vote for the SNP on June 8th is a vote for MPs who will always stand up for Scotland's best interests. Now, more than ever, with the prospect of a re-elected and increasingly hard line Conservative government at Westminster, it is vital that Scotland's voice is heard. A vote for the SNP will strengthen Scotland's hand against further Tory cuts and ensure that progressive polices, like those pursued by the SNP government in Scotland, are firmly on the agenda at Westminster. At the heart of this manifesto is a responsible fiscal plan to end austerity and free up resources to invest in public services, protect family budgets and call a halt to cuts in social security support for working families and the disabled. Tackling rising inequality must be one of the key priorities of the next parliament. This manifesto sets out plans for fair taxation, action to tackle low pay and an end to the freeze on working age benefits. A vote for the SNP will also strengthen Scotland's hand in the Brexit negotiations. A majority of people in Scotland voted to remain in the EU - but even many of those who voted to leave have real concerns about the extreme Brexit now being pursued. Leaving the Single Market could cost 80,000 jobs in Scotland. The SNP Government published compromise proposals that would keep Scotland in the Single Market. These proposals were rejected by the UK government, but this election offers people the chance to back them and demand that they become part of the UK's negotiating remit. A vote for the SNP will also strengthen Scotland's right to choose our own future. This election won't decide whether or not Scotland will become independent - but a vote for the SNP will reinforce the right of the Scottish Parliament to decide when a referendum should happen. It will make sure that Scotland's future is always in Scotland's hands. My pledge is to make Scotland stronger at Westminster. With your support, we can secure a better future for you, your family, and Scotland. Nicola Sturgeon