Scot­land kept at stand­still

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Lo­cal Lib­eral Democrats have called for less talk and more ac­tion from the SNP gov­ern­ment in their last months of of­fice be­fore next year’s Scot­tish elec­tions.

Ruther­glen coun­cil­lor Robert Brown, lead Scot­tish Par­lia­ment Lib­eral Demo­crat can­di­date for Glas­gow Re­gion, said: “Apart from the ref­er­en­dum, most things have stood still in Scot­land or gone back­wards un­der the SNP gov­ern­ment over the last eight years.

“An SNP ma­jor­ity has meant mas­sive cuts to col­leges, GP short­ages and a po­lice force in cri­sis.

“We have had poorer de­liv­ery on child­care places, school at­tain­ment num­bers and NHS in­vest­ment than the rest of the UK.

“Another SNP ma­jor­ity would just mean more of the same.

“In­stead we need a gov­ern­ment that fo­cuses on the day job.

“This is the de­bate we need go­ing for­ward to the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment elec­tions next year.

“And I hope ev­ery­one in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang will get in­volved in this, rather than look­ing back to the ref­er­en­dum or blam­ing some­one else for what could be bet­ter.”

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