The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)

SNP wrong on economy

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Sir, - The cost of the failed computer system which was supposed to facilitate EU payments to farmers in Scotland is around £200 million.

The Scottish Government could be fined up to £125 million for the failure to process the payments within the required timescales.

I recall that Alex Salmond insisted during the lead up to the independen­ce referendum that the cost of setting up an independen­t Scotland would be £200 million, about the same as the SNP has wasted on one failed IT system.

“This is the same former RBS oil economist who congratula­ted Fred Goodwin on his “great deal” in taking over the toxic ABN Amro

This is the same former RBS oil economist who congratula­ted Fred Goodwin on his “great deal” in taking over the toxic ABN Amro.

This was the deal that nearly led to the collapse of the global banking sector.

We have an SNP MSP sub convener of the Holyrood finance committee, John Mason, who claimed on social media that the deficit and the debt were the same thing. Our finances are hardly in the hands of the sharpest knives in the drawer.

Donald Lewis. Pine Cottage, Beech Hill, Gifford.

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