Easy savings

Danny Alexander is merely telling the truth about the nation's finances and if that upsets some in Holyrood (your reports, 30 June) so be it.

MSPs need to be upset and shaken and forced into accepting the reality of a very grim financial situation.

It is particularly ironic this comes a few days after it was revealed that Alex Neil, the SNP Housing Minister, made a cool 100,000 profit on the sale of the second home, paid for in great part by the taxpayers of this country. They still do not seem to get it.

One does not need to be a financial wizard to see where huge savings could be made and money better spent without so much as leaving the Holyrood village.


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