SNP has squan­dered cash on wrong things

The Oban Times - - Letters -

Sir, Mrs Macdonald ac­cuses me of am­ne­sia and dis­hon­esty (let­ter, Novem­ber 12).

She is mis­taken. The block grant paid by the UK Gov­ern­ment to the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment is higher, even when tak­ing in­fla­tion into ac­count, than when the SNP came to power. The prob­lem is the SNP has spent the money on the wrong things, in­clud­ing the Ref­er­en­dum and grandiose cen­tral belt projects. If I were the lo­cal MSP, I’d be de­mand­ing more money for Ar­gyll and Bute. Mrs Macdonald ap­pears to have for­got­ten the SNP won the last coun­cil elec­tion, but its ad­min­is­tra­tion dis­in­te­grated within a year. The rea­son there are so few SNP coun­cil­lors is be­cause more than half the SNP coun­cil­lors elected in 2012 have left the SNP group.

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