Nicola, I’m so sorry! As MSPs discover the true cost of the SNP, Sturgeon’s “expensive alliance” is embarrassed.
A opposing MSP has shamed NICOLA STURGEON’S “expensive coalition” by revealing the harm the First Minister is bringing the country.
The Green Party and the Scottish National Party now have a combined 72 seats in Holyrood, giving them an overall majority. While Ms. Sturgeon claims that this makes independence unavoidable, Neil Bibby, a Scottish Labour MSP for West Scotland, noted that the Scottish Government now has 27 ministers for a population of only 5.4 million. Sweden, on the other hand, has 22 ministers but a population nearly double that of Scotland, according to Mr. Bibby.
“Independent Sweden, population: 10 million,” he continued.
“The number of ministers in the government is 22.
Scotland, according to Nicola Sturgeon, has a population of 5.4 million people.
“The number of ministers in the SNP/Green government is 27.
“The people of Scotland are paying a high price for this coalition.”
Ms. Sturgeon unveiled the first Green Party ministerial appointments in any UK government on Monday.
Patrick Harvie and Lorna Slater, co-leaders, were both given jobs concerning carbon reduction and rent control.
Ms Slater, a Lothian MSP, will now serve as the minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy, and Biodiversity.
Mr Harvie, a Glasgow MSP, will now be responsible for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel, and Tenants’ Rights.
Ms Sturgeon, who now has a majority in Holyrood, announced a 51-page statement in which the two parties committed to collaborate for Scottish independence.
“If the Covid crisis has passed, our objective is for the referendum to take place in the first half of the five-year legislative session,” the memo stated.
Scotland’s First Minister emphasized her commitment to the environment by promising to invest £1.8 billion on energy efficiency and renewable heating, as well as free bus transport for young people.
The UK Government’s additional £1.1 billion in financing under the Barnett Formula this year will help to support this additional cash for public services.
The UK Treasury employs the Barnett Formula to calculate annual grants to the devolved nations.
Scotland receives the most money each year due to its population and economy.
Before tex devolution adjustments, the Barnett grant in 2019/20 was £32 billion in Scotland, £16 billion in Wales, and £12 billion in Northern Ireland.
The UK announced the Barnett guarantee in July 2020, which gives upfront assistance rather than loans through Barnett consequentials.
The guarantee was initially set at £12.7 billion before being increased to £16.8 billion on December 24 in addition to the standard amount distributed. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”