Speaking after the First Minister admitted she wasn’t surprised that treatment waiting times are getting worse during FMQs, Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Willie Rennie said:
“I’ve badgered the First Minister to tackle appalling long waits for treatment for years.
“Her supposed ‘guarantee’ has been in place for almost a decade, but all we have now is a waiting times plan that tells people they will have to wait longer.
“The government is breaking its own treatment time law 200 times a day and the First Minister has the audacity to say she’s not surprised things are getting worse. What hope does that offer for patients across the country.”