SNP runs public services while Tories run them down in a tale of two governments

It’s time to revisit the tale of two governments – the Government in London led by Theresa May’s Tories and the Government in Edinburgh led by Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP.

By any comparison in the tale of two governments, the SNP administration are head and shoulders ahead – despite the Tories cutting Scotland’s budget by almost £3billion over a decade.

Remember that when the Tories come knocking on your door, attacking the SNP record on health and education.

Their own is much worse.

Here are just a few comparisons:

Education

In Scotland, the SNP Government offer university students free tuition.

In Tory England, they pay up to £9000 a year.

In Scotland, the SNP Government offer educational maintenance allowance to help pupils from lower income families stay at school and college.

In Tory England, the allowance has been scrapped.

In Scotland, the SNP Government have ensured the disabled students allowance continues.

The Tories scrapped that in England, too.

In Scotland, youth unemployment is lower than in England and the second lowest in the EU.

Scotland is the best educated country in Europe, with 45 per cent of citizens having some kind of post-school education.

The UK is behind on 40 per cent.

Read the rest of my column here.


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