Problems likely to worsen
Sir, - The SNP hierarchy is spending more and more of its time deflecting criticism over the shortcomings of our public services.
Over the last few days Justice Secretary Michael Matheson has been less than convincing as he dismisses suggestions that the restructuring of the Scottish police service could have played any part in the issues that are increasingly making Police Scotland look dysfunctional.
Health Secretary Shona Robison is regularly defending the under-resourcing of NHS Scotland and playing down the resulting missed waiting targets.
Meanwhile, Education Secretary John Swinney is in denial on two major fronts, with on the one hand the SNP’s dreadful 10 year record of undermining our once world class education system, and on the other a determination to push through the ill-judged named person scheme despite widespread public concern.
In a modern world of
In a modern world of high expectations, the job of governing with limited resources and ever growing demand is extremely challenging
high expectations, the job of governing with limited resources and ever growing demand is extremely challenging.
However, the SNP’s determination to never admit they can be wrong means systemic failings are all the more likely to run on and on. Keith Howell. White Moss, West Linton.