Once more we have to bust some SNP myths and lies. They keep claiming that the “Evil Westminster” is slashing our budget to ribbons. This article proves those claims to be lies.
Brian Monteith: SNP must face economic realities
Holyrood can’t keep believing it lives in a place immune from economic realities, writes Brian Monteith
We live in hard times. Austerity rains down upon us, public services are under great strain, local councils face unprecedented cuts – all forced upon us by dastardly Tories like George and mean-spirited Liberal Democrats like Danny Alexander. It is all the fault of an out-of-touch Westminster.
Well, that’s how the Scottish Government likes to present it. Social justice secretary Alex Neil says Scottish public spending has been “slashed to ribbons”. Inconveniently for the SNP and Labour, who have both invested heavily in this same anti-austerity narrative, the truth is somewhat different.