Hard questions for police force
Sir, - The budget confirmed, if indeed confirmation was needed, that the Scottish Government are only happy when whinging.
The Chancellor had only just agreed to pay the VAT bill for the Scottish police force (£140
million) when the SNP complained it was not enough.
This is against the backdrop of the amalgamation of eight police authorities into one force against all advice at the time warning of VAT.
This is also the force whose chief is on gardening leave under investigation.
Meanwhile, two of his colleagues have been suspended pending further inquiries into misconduct.
The Scottish minister for justice, in the national media, refused to give any information on the suspended officers nor any details of the accusations.
Neither did he explain why the chief was allowed gardening leave and his officers suspended.
Why is this?
Did the minister for justice have no idea what was going on within his department, is he unfit for purpose, or is it that the nationalists do not wish to inform the electorate of the consequences of incompetence? Alan Bell. Roods, Kirriemuir.