Today, I set out Scottish Labour's plan for our national recovery from this crisis, and I know that our national recovery must be a co-operative recovery too.
We have lived through what may perhaps be the biggest health crisis many of us will see in our lifetime. However despite the challenges, we have renewed our commitment to eliminate hunger in our communities.
It is clear that it will be these households that will bear the financial brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic and that there exists the clear and present danger that these households may slip into poverty.
It is time for a fair deal for local government that will allow councils to provide the vital services that communities badly need.