By Aalia Khan
Sadiq Khan MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, and the first Muslim to attend Cabinet, will be campaigning against Scottish independence in Glasgow next week.
In a direct appeal to ethnic minority voters in Scotland, Sadiq will emphasise the need for togetherness and explain “There is more that unites us than divides us.”
He will point out the strengths and achievements of the ethnic minority groups in the UK, and show how this was all achieved as a result of the people’s hard work across the UK, and not just in Scotland “Together we won workers’ rights for people across the UK, with Scottish trade unions taking the lead. We have lead the fight against racial discrimination and inequality, together. We fought and beat Fascism together and fought for freedom all over the world. We built a National Health Service – Scots, and English and Welsh working together. And, together we secured a National Minimum Wage.”
Sadiq will be explaining that being the children of immigrants, their families did not come to live in Scotland but to live in England. He says “Our countries are stronger together and we can only change our country for the better together.” He will tell the voters that they must vote to stay together on Thursday.