Jimgward wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:50 pm
The voting in scotland was designed to stop any party winning an overall majority. The snp came within 1 seat of doing that. They are by far the most popular party.
As to the problems in Scotland? The Daily Mail constantly has gone on about vaccinations being behind in Scotland. They never were.
Now it’s the army coming into the ambulance service. Already, 4 English ambulance services have the army in there.
So, don’t always believe what you read. The snp has no control over centralised services and overall budgets. What’s devolved she has managed well. We still have to wear masks and that’s sensible. She has been better overall in the pandemic than Johnson. Most Scots back vaccine passports. So where are the failures Vs Westminster?
Who mentioned the Daily Mail apart from you?
1, The target for 95 per cent of A&E patients to either be seen, transferred or discharged within four hours has not been met for over two years.
2, The gap in premature mortality rates between deprived areas and affluent areas has increased to its highest point since 2008.
3, Scotland has the highest drug death rate in the EU.
4, Students from down south have a better chance of being offered a university place in Scotland than those based in Scotland.
5, Police stations are leaking and crumbling across the country.
6, The number of children in homeless households has risen by six per cent, leaving 7,252 children living in temporary accommodation.
7, The gap between the Scottish employment rate and that of the UK, which is performing better, has reached two percentage points for the first time in nearly two decades.
8, The SNP has cut council budgets by seven per cent in real terms between 2013/2014 and 2019/2020, yet there has only been a 2 per cent cut in Scottish Government funding over the same period.
9, And only yesterday it emerged the SNP is likely to fall dramatically short of its target to improve education in the country’s deprived schools.
I could continue to post yet more failures but I think you get the point.