Speaking ahead of the publication of the Scottish Government's spending review, Scottish Liberal Democrat finance spokesperson John Ferry said:
"Government sources are already suggesting that justice and education spending will be in the firing line. That's despite the worst ever figures for criminal justice cases completed within six months, and two years of disruption to schooling.
"Even with the extra money that Scotland gets because of the United Kingdom's pooling and sharing arrangements, there is a gaping hole at the heart of our public finances. That is down to the utter incompetence of SNP ministers.
"It's hard to think of an economic intervention by SNP ministers which wasn't a disaster. Anyone who has ever run a business is looking on in horror at the SNP's economic mismanagement.
"It’s time to replace this SNP/Green government with one that has a clear plan for driving up productivity, encouraging investment and creating highly skilled, well-paid jobs."