The Grand Canyon of Scottish politics…..

That gap between what the SNP says and what the SNP does gets wider all the time.

Remember how they’ve spent years slagging successive Westminster Governments for doing business with ATOS and G4S?

Well, now they’ve awarded G4S £13 million for managing electronic tagging and given £3 million towards ATOS offices in Moray.

What they say

They can’t have been listening to what Moray’s next door neighbour MP Eilidh Whiteford has been saying about both companies.

It is astonishing that the UK Government have awarded ATOS Healthcare these contracts given the widespread concerns around the operation of the work capability assessments and before the independent review has even been completed.

While the UK Government have properly promised a moratorium over future G4S contracts after the Olympic security shambles, a similar robust approach should be taken with other private partners who have failed to deliver on multi-million pound public contracts.

What they do 

Kenny MacAskill piled praise on G4S when he awarded the tagging contract. 

It gives our law enforcement agencies greater tools in their armoury and as the world’s leading provider of this technology, G4S have a proven track record in this area.

The SNP has dug itself into a hole 

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie criticised their hypocrisy:

After publically criticising Atos, the SNP dug itself into a hole by awarding a multi-million pound contract to the company. That hole has got a little deeper now the SNP has awarded a multi-million contract to G4S, after previously supporting a moratorium on government contracts until the Olympic security debacle had been investigated. The SNP continue to say one thing in public but do the opposite using public funds.
 The SNP must explain why they continue to award contracts to companies they have previously slammed.

More of a canyon than a hole, I’d say…


About caronlindsay

Scottish Lib Dem internationalist, mum, LGBT+ ally, Doctor Who, Strictly, F1 and trashy tv addict and blogger. Servant to two spaniels. She/her.
This entry was posted in ATOS, Eilidh Whiteford, g4s, public procurement, SNP, Willie Rennie. Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to The Grand Canyon of Scottish politics…..

  1. I suggest you join the Labour or Tory party as your posts are becoming more desperate by the day.

    Yes ATOS is a despicable company first used by Labour and now the current administration in criminalising the disabled only the SNP are proposing to use them to aid those who have been made redundant from Kinloss and nothing to do do with the inhumane way your party is using them.

    I will call Willie Rennie a LIAR from what he said on Newsnight last night unless you post a copy of that imaginary letter from Danny(boy) Alexander over the funds from privatising Scottish water being returned in full with no caveats back to Scotland. If not then shame on you as a Scot.


  2. tris says:

    Rich coming from a Liberal Democrat.


  3. Yes, cos Danny copies me in to his correspondence! I think it's been published before anyway. I am too embroiled in Brighton to find it but remind me when I'm back.


  4. Anonymous says:

    For the benefit of other readers G4S is doing the security here in Brighton for the Lib Dems and they aren't always very polite.


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