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Scottish Socialists in Euro push

Colin Fox
Mr Fox said those responsible for the financial crisis should pay to end it

The Scottish Socialists have launched their European election campaign with a pledge to "make greed history".

Party leader Colin Fox set out his plan for a Europe-wide tax on millionaires, which he said would help create eight million jobs across the EU.

Mr Fox also said climate change should be tackled with greater controls on big, polluting companies.

And he said MEPs had to be made more accountable to parliament in terms of their claims for allowances.

"Without doubt, the big issue of this election campaign for the European Parliament is the worst economic crisis in 80 years," Mr Fox said at the campaign launch in Edinburgh.

"We want to make sure the greed that bought us to this position is addressed and, fundamentally, we want the millionaires and billionaires of Europe who brought us here, to pay for their own crisis - rather than passing it on through public expenditure cuts and increased taxes to working people."

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