Sniping from the sidelines
Sir - Perhaps our illustrious MSP Colin Smyth could explain to us exactly how he would cease slashing the budgets of local councils if he were in power?
At the same time he might enlighten us on his plan to do away with bed blocking.
Does he have a magician’s wand or a silky tongue that will persuade Westminster’s uncaring Tory government, backed by MPs like David Mundell and Alister Jack, to change tack and actually increase Scotland’s annual budget rather that continually chip away at it. Only bigger budgets can achieve what he is always whining on about.
I doubt we will hear anything from Mr Smyth. He’s simply playing the game. That’s the beauty of being in opposition. Sit on the sidelines and snipe away safely in the knowledge you can claim and say anything you like and never have to back it up.
And, of course, that’s all Mr Smyth will ever have to do as an MSP. Tired of Listening Dumfries