How did the SNP get so good at winning. Glenn Campbell, stressing and magnifying their supposed failures, puts it down to their campaigning strength. The implication, again, is that the electorate is stupid. The truth seems likely to be different. The electorate, or enough of them, know fine well what the SNP in government has done for Scotland, can see clearly what damage the Tories have done in England and how weak the Labour opposition is.
They vote SNP because they know about things like this:
1. Free Tuition. While students in England face tuition fees up to £27,750, Scottish students receive university tuition for free, and always will under the SNP.
2. Record high health funding. We’ve invested over £16 billion in our health and care portfolio, with resource funding up by over 60% under the SNP.
3. Care For All. We extended free personal and nursing care to everyone who needs it, regardless of age – and we’re now taking steps towards a transformative National Care Service.
4. The Baby Box. We’re giving every baby born in Scotland the best start in life by providing the Baby Box for free, filled with essential items needed in the first six months of a child’s life. Other countries, like Ireland, have since followed Scotland’s footsteps.
5. 1,140 hours of free, high-quality childcare. All eligible children now benefit from at least 1,140 hours of funded early learning and childcare, saving families around £4,500 per child per year – and we’re working to expand it even further.
6. New social security system with 11 new benefits. After the limited devolution of welfare powers, we have built Social Security Scotland – the new social security system based on dignity and respect, treating social security as an investment in Scotland’s people.
6. The Scottish Child Payment. One of the new benefits, the only one of its kind in the UK, has been called “game-changing” by charities and will help lift tens of thousands of children out of poverty. In 2022, we are doubling it to £20 a week per child – four times what campaigners originally called for.
7. Free prescriptions. We have abolished NHS prescription charges in Scotland, which are now £9.35 per item south of the border.
8. Free period products. Scotland was the first in the world to make sanitary products available to all those who need them, free of charge.
9. NHS staffing at a record high. Since the SNP took office, there is 25,000 more doctors, nurses and other staff working in Scotland’s NHS, an increase of over 20%.
10. Free bus travel. Over one million Scots already enjoy free bus travel across the country, including over-60s and disabled people – and we’ve now expanded it further to all young people under 22.
and 90, count them, other achievements, listed at this site, but somehow not of interest to Glenn Campbell: https://www.snp.org/record/