GORDON Brown has issued a final plea to Scots to vote to stay in the EU and not to walk away from working with others to solve global problems.

The former Prime Minister said for jobs and workers rights then Scotland and Britain is better off in the European Union.

Similar to his famous Maryhill speech two days before the independence referendum in 2014, Mr Brown came to Glasgow to deliver his late bid to persuade undecided voters.

He said Glasgow has much to gain from the EU and has benefited in the past from regeneration cash when the city was suffering from post industrialisation with high unemployment.

He also listed transport, education, and leisure facilities in Glasgow funded recently with European Investment.

He said: “From the 1980s onwards, at a time when our industrial heartlands were becoming industrial wastelands and that it stood between our industrial areas and further devastation.”

Mr Brown attacked the three main Conservative MPs calling for Britain to vote leave on Thursday.

He said the right wing of the Tories would rip up the laws designed to protect workers from unscrupulous employers.

Mr Brown said: “Would Mr Johnson, Mr Duncan Smith and Mr Gove voluntarily offer to British workers the protections guaranteed by the European Union?

“Mr Duncan Smith opposed the introduction of the minimum wage and Mr Gove wants a bonfire of European laws.

“How can you trust these Conservative right wingers to do voluntarily what the EU has imposed?”

He said sometimes the European Union has protected workers from the Conservative Government.

He said: “If you want workers’ rights to remain, vote remain. If you want industry to remain, vote remain. If you want European investment to remain, vote remain.”

A vote to leave, he said would “throw away in a day what has what has been won over decades.

Mr Brown said jobs for young people in the future industries on energy, pharmaceuticals, digital and finance depended on access to the European single market.

The tone of the speech was interdependence and co-operation and he ended with a plea for Britain to reject isolationism and instead embrace co-operation to deal with global problems.

Mr Brown said: “Our history is not to walk away or stand on the sidelines to be involved and engaged in solving the problems.”

He said it was Britain and Europe that came together to deal with the financial crisis in 2008.

He said: “We did so with less unemployment than the recessions of the 1990s. We brought the whole of Europe and the world came together to move out of recession.

“If we can do that in cooperation, just think what we can do with other problems.”

“If by co-operation you can tackle big problems what more can we do with poverty disease squalor around the world. Europe is not the source of the problem, globalisation is that problem.

Mr Brown told his audience the Labour message is “We achieve far more working together than ever can working on our own.

“Please vote to remain on June 23rd.” He urged.