Greens: SNP special pleading over cuts doesn't add up

For immediate release 21 March 2011

Scottish Greens have criticised the SNP for misleading over budget cuts following claims, ahead of this week's UK Budget, from Scotland's finance secretary John Swinney that they have a clear alternative to the cuts agenda being driven by the UK coalition government.

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

"It beggars belief that in the space of less than two months John Swinney and the SNP have forgotten that they proposed and approved a Scottish budget, with Tory and Liberal Democrat support, that accepted a staggering