As you all know, I’m sure, the Scottish Tories are ‘Caring Conservatives‘ unlike their cousins south of the border. So, it was with genuine concern, I’m sure, that Rachael Hamilton, above asked about progress toward meeting targets for poverty reduction and for spending to reduce it.
The answers are:
The progress has been slow and modest, it has to be said, but that has been within the context of a welfare system still largely in UK hands.
While it would not have been appropriate for the minister to make comparisons with Tory-run England, it is for The Tusker: