The Budget, as presented by the Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay yesterday, recites a long list of the problems and crises facing Scotland. But it doesn’t take sufficient substantive action on any of them.
That means the budget is a missed opportunity.
An erratic Scottish economy and down-graded growth forecasts for the UK set the scene for the Scottish Budget on Thursday. It needs, more than ever, to rise to the long-term challenge of investment in Scottish education for the good of the economy.
Good afternoon conference.
Or dobryj dyen to Mr Salmond.
Actually, conference, I don’t want to joke about it.
Russia is undermining western democracy.