Tory MSP Dean Lockhart slammed the SNPs “abysmal” track record and shameful blaming for their failure on Brexit.
Mr Lockhart said: “Let me remind the Cabinet minister that the Fiscal Commission is forecasting the economy will grow at less than one percent for each of the next four years – a fraction of the growth expected for the rest of the UK.
“Predictably, the Cabinet minister blames Brexit but he knows the economy under the SNP has underperformed for the past decade. Well before Brexit.”
“The Fraser of Allander have said that such low trends in economic growth for Scotland have not been witnessed for 60 years.
“My question is this: given the SNP’s abysmal track record and the dire economic outlook, does the Cabinet minister agree with leading organisations across Scotland that it’s now time for a change in economic policy?
“And that the SNP’s Four-I policy is not working, and that Scotland needs a new direction in economic policy?”
“The Scottish Fiscal Commission suggested Scotland’s GDP growth will be 0.7 percent in both 2017 and 2018, 0.9 percent in 2018, 0.6 percent in 2020, 0.9 percent in 2021 and 1.1 percent in 2022.
This compares to UK GDP growth 1.5 percent in 2017, 1.4 percent in 2018, 1.3 percent in both 2019 and 2020, before picking back up to 1.5 percent, and finally 1.6 percent in 2022, according to Treasury fiscal watchdog the Office of Budget Responsibility.”
This Tory MSP is bang on. All the SNP are able to do is blame Brexit for their failed policies.
It’s a real shame that they cannot own up to their mistakes and move on.
They will do everything in their power to speak down on Brexit.
AN INSULT! Sturgeon and SNP vote to STOP FUNDING the Royal Family after Queen’s 60 years of loyal service
The SNP has voted to stop funding the Royal Family after the power to allocate funds from Crown Estate profits was transferred to Westminster to Holyrood.
This latest part of the devolution process gave the Scottish Parliament the power to make this sort of decision, and naturally Sturgeon has grabbed the opportunity with both hands to promote her left wing agenda.
Under the existing system, 15% of Crown Estate profits are pumped back into the Royal Household – this currently amounts to around £14m per year.
However, Sturgeon has decided to effectively insult the Royal Family and promote the idea of withholding this amount of money from this point forward.
It has to be remembered that Her Majesty has given Scotland more than SIXTY YEARS of service – hardly the sort of behaviour that deserves this treatment!
According to a report in The Express:
Senior Tory MP Andrew Rosindell said: “This is an outrageous vote that underlined that the SNP wants to turn Scotland into the Venezuela of Europe. It is a grave insult to the Queen and fails to appreciate what she has done for Scotland and Britain in more than six decades of service.
“It also fails to understand the value of the monarchy and Royal Family as a whole, which attracts far more investment from abroad than they cost.”
He added: “Maybe Nicola Sturgeon has become so arrogant that she now fancies herself as Queen of Scots.”
Perhaps this latest show of arrogance is just her way of hitting back after her plans for another independence referendum went down the toilet.
She must think that stopping this royal funding must be some sort of ‘first step’ towards her warped idea of a Scotland that has broken away from the rest of the United Kingdom.