This week Iain Gray launched 100 Broken Promises – a lengthy list of SNP let downs. The list will come as no surprise to Edinburgh residents many of whom will have been directly touched by at least one of the SNP’s abandoned pledges.
Local parents are angry that class size promises were scrapped, young people trying to get on the housing ladder are still waiting for the grant for first time buyers, students are furious that their debt wasn’t cancelled, and environmental campaigners remain angry that action on climate change targets has been delayed and watered down. When talking to people on the doors I regularly speak to nurses who feel let down and demoralised as their numbers are cut. Last night I spoke to a midwife who told me that when on nightshift she’s lucky if she gets a half hour break during her 12 hour shift. People deserve better.