I think at one point during t;he start of the lock down the UK gave the countries money to support business but the SNP only gave out a small amount to start with and then increased it when it was pointed out they have grabbed most of it. This could be why the UK is directly funding items to stop them banking the money and using it latter for other tasks.Wee Nippy achieving lift off in 3, 2, 1....
Douglas Ross, the new Scottish Conservative leader, urges Tories north of border to be 'unashamed of our investment in Scotland'www.telegraph.co.uk
The SNP reaction was predictable - they've been claiming the entire credit for spending, even when the cash has come from Westminster. Now they won't be able to do so. With the added bonus that every time they protest about a union flag going on a project, they remind the Scottish people where the money came from.
This seems to be part of a coordinated strategy to chip away at SNP support:
Reducing SNP support is going to take several years - BoJo's government at last seems to be going about it in a logical way.
- Westminster is no longer responding to Wee Nippy's attempt to pick fights with them - they're pointing out she's part of a co-ordinated UK response. As Wee Nippy's strategy is to portray Westminster as a bully, that's been partially neutralised.
- Covid 19 money for Scotland was directly allocated by Westminster - stopping the SNP directing the spending and claiming credit for it.
- UK funded projects are now to be flagged as such, stopping the SNP claiming credit for them.