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Monday, 8 February 2010
I am all for flags on every public building, but is spending in excess of a quarter of a million pounds on promotional flags the best use of public money?
The majority of these promotional Saltires were also bought in the SNP's first year of minority government.
The SNP in the first two years spent just £1657.83 on ceremonial flags including two car flags, compared to over £263,000 on promotional flags!
As NHS Boards are considering drastic measures like cutting the number of nurses, or hospital beds to save money as they try to cope with a funding squeeze we have a minority goverment spending excessive amounts of money on promotional flags.
Imagine what this money could have bought in the NHS? I know on the overall budget figures this is a small amount of money, but in a time when the government should be leading the way in tightening belts we have a First Minister with a large ego waving flags.