Prob­lems likely to worsen

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - COMMENT -

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.

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