FM involved in another dodgy figure fiasco

Commenting as it is revealed the First Minister wrongfully claimed in the chamber that 18,000 people were employed in the renewables sector when it is in fact 11,000 people, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:

“The SNP Government is increasingly showing its incompetence. This is the second time in less than a week that Alex Salmond has been parading dodgy figures to parliament. People will rightfully be concerned that this is a government which only has eyes for independence and not for the day to day running of Scotland.

“This is compounded by the First Ministers attempt to cover up his blunder by changing the official report, without informing parliament.”