Miliband attacks Clegg in Scottish visit

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The leader of the Labour party has used the Holyrood election campaign in order to attack LibDem leader Nick Clegg accusing him of betraying voters at the last UK general election.

Ed Miliband who was appearing at a campaign event alongside Iain Gray, criticised the LibDem leader and accused him of ‘propping up’ the Tory government.

Mr Miliband said: “This will bring up feelings of regret in many thousands of voters who supported the Lib Dems last year, and now feel totally betrayed because Nick Clegg has propped up this Tory led government.”

Mr Miliband, who defeated his brother David in the Labour leadership election, also attacked the SNP’s plan to allow Scots a vote on the future of the country and claimed that a referendum would harm investment and put the economy at risk.

Responding to Mr Miliband’s comments, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:

“The Westminster Government Ed Miliband was a member of crashed the economy, and a re-elected SNP Government will continue to strengthen Scotland’s recovery and boost jobs – including our record 25,000 apprenticeship places a year, which Labour voted against.”