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SNP criticised for “moanifesto” of failures over 12 years in government

9 Jun 2019

With 100 weeks to go until the Holyrood 2021 election, the SNP government has been slammed for a “moanifesto” written during “12 years of misrule”.

Pressed by Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson at this week’s FMQs, SNP deputy John Swinney dismissed national concern over multi-level classrooms as a “moan-fest”.

It followed evidence that more than a hundred Scottish schools are being forced to teach three levels of pupil at once amid teacher shortages.

Last night, Scottish Tory deputy leader Jackson Carlaw criticised Mr Swinney’s “arrogant” performance while Nicola Sturgeon attended D-Day 75th anniversary events.

And he pointed to dozens of SNP failings – dubbing it their moanifesto – showing there is “plenty to complain about” on their mishandling of Scotland’s economy, education system, frontline policing, council funding, the NHS, housebuilding, agriculture, railways, and devolved welfare.

He said:

“John Swinney’s embarrassing stand-in act last week summed up this SNP government – arrogant, defensive and utterly in denial.

“As this moanifesto shows, after 12 years of SNP misrule, there’s plenty to complain about. 

“Ruth Davidson’s Scottish Conservatives won’t be silenced by SNP bullying.

“We will continue to call our SNP incompetence whenever we see it.”