At First Ministers questions this week Ruth Davidson goes with funding for the education attainment gap. Apparently the £750 million of funding allocated for the life of the Parliament should have been spent by now. It did however give the Tory leader the opportunity to pretend she was progressive, no doubt leaving her core voters wondering why they bother to spend so much on school fees in order to ensure that the attainment gap is maintained, at least for their immediate family.
Richard Leonard decided to go with the same subject as last week in order to underline the fact he has no idea what powers are and are not devolved to Holyrood. He also gave the first Minister the opportunity once again to ask him to support more powers being devolved from Westminster to the Scottish parliament, an opportunity she seems determined to offer at each and every first ministers questions.
Both Patrick Harvey and Willie Rennie had the opportunity to ask questions this week. Willie Rennie went with the upcoming First Minister’s visit to China, asking her if she would raise the question of human rights. Most noticeable about Mr Rennie’s question was the venom of its delivery, whether this was due to the content of the question or his dislike of the first Minister is anybody’s guess.
Patrick Harvie of the Greens went with a green question. Patrick asked if the first Minister was happy about the targets of the Glasgow City Council clean air proposals. He wasn’t, the first Minister was. So no real surprise there.
A fishing question was eventually asked by Stewart Stevenson who did appear to be quite upset about the whole Tory betrayal thing.
There were no questions about the continuity bill, no doubt MSPs think the subject has been done to death in recent days.
Quite a fun first ministers questions this week if only for the two main opposition parties display of hypocrisy and ignorance.