On a day when it was revealed that £165 million has been invested to date in Scotland’s offshore energy industry, the SNP said the Tories were turning their back on jobs and investment for Scotland with their confused and hypocritical approach to Scotland’s energy future.
Reacting to confirmation from Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg this morning that the Westminster Government would not change course on deficit reduction, the SNP said that Mr Clegg "has his head buried in the sand" as the UK economy teeters on the brink of a triple-dip recession.
Welcoming the Holyrood voting figures in today’s Sunday Times Panelbase poll, which put support for the party at exactly the same level as its 2011 landslide victory, SNP Business Convener Derek Mackay said:
“For the SNP to enjoy the same landslide levels of support - almost six years into office – is a fantastic achievement by any standard.
Senior members of the Labour party appear to have been caught out by Ken Macintosh’s demand that the full £331 million of capital spending that was restored to Scotland’s budget by the Autumn Budget Statement are spent on Housing.
Ken Macintosh’s demands appear to have his colleagues unawares and have left the party calling for the same funds to be spent multiple times.