Scottish Daily Mail
Minister in ‘hypocrisy’ claim
A NATIONALIST minister has been accused of ‘shameless hypocrisy’ after accusing opponents of ‘playing politics with the NHS’.
Humza Yousaf made the claim on the BBC’s Question Time amid criticism of the Scottish Government’s dismal waiting time targets.
His comments come despite SNP scaremongering last year that the NHS could be privatised by Westminster in the event of a No vote in the independence referendum.
The Scottish Government has previously denied accusations of failing to pass on all available NHS funding, but on Question Time Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson said: ‘Not all of the money that has come up to Scotland has been passed to the health service.’
Mr Yousaf, International Development Minister, said: ‘People are tired of politicians playing politics with the NHS. The job is not done, but progress has been made.’
However, Tory MSP Alex Johnstone said: ‘This supposed new SNP attitude is unrecognisable from a few months ago. Politically, as it sought to break up the UK, the NHS was the only game in town for the Yes camp. It’s shameless hypocrisy to suggest otherwise.’