Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Yet another Gnat manifesto pledge bites the dust

The Press and Journal reports today that yet another SNP manifesto promise is unlikely to be fulfilled.

The Gnats promised in their 2007 Holyrood election manifesto to double the number of school nurses. However, the P&J says that the number has gone up by just 17 overall, from 312 to 329.

As Lib Dem health spokesman Ross Finnie notes, that's just a 5% increase, meaning it's highly unlikely the Gnats will manage to meet their pledge in the remaining two years before the next Holyrood election.

Just another one to add to local income tax, 1,000 additional police officers and the class sizes pledge, amongst others.

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