After reading the press releases from the Conservatives (19th Feb) and the Labour
Party (16th Feb), they obviously believe the electorate are gullible and ill-informed.
When it comes to being out of touch with the people and reality the Conservatives
win it hands down. Tory-led Bath Council claim a family can be fed for £10 per week,
Tory MSP, Duncan Cameron would have us believe that the Tories care about the NHS.
He complains about GP funding, this from a man who whole heartedly supports excessive
austerity depriving the NHS of money. He and his party have continually cut funding
for essential public services year on year. There are over 100,000 NHS posts in England
needing filled, this will more than double post Brexit.
The Tories would sooner privatise the NHS and charge patients for GP consultations
than fund it. We only have to look at the failing Tory controlled NHS in England.
Maybe the large number of Tory politicians who have invested in private health providers
tells its own story.
Labour MSP Rhoda Grant tells us we need a second ferry on the Stornoway - Ullapool
run. No one would dispute the benefit a second ferry would bring. Sadly up until
2016, she and the Labour Party have campaigned and supported cuts to the Scottish
budget. The same budget which pays for ferry services. This is a case of wanting
your cake and eat it. When asked how Labour would raise the money, their response
was to continue the austerity through unaffordable taxation.
- like Ms Grant and Mr Cameron whose loyalties lie with their London based parties
- are more committed to the needs of the people in the south of England. We only
have to look at how their attitude towards Brexit has completely changed. The economic
needs of Scotland are all but abandoned.