Responding to comments from former SNP Cabinet Secretary Kenny Macaskill in the press today suggesting that tax rises are "inevitable", Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:
"The SNP need to make up their mind where they stand on taxation. Since serious tax powers were transferred to Holyrood they have been trapped in the headlights. Last month they abstained in Parliament on a vote calling for modest increases in taxation to properly fund public services. It is time they got off the fence.
"With our education system slipping down the rankings, staff under immense pressure and 150,000 college places lost on the SNP's watch, Liberal Democrats would use these powers to make a transformational invest in Scottish education, making it the best again and building a high skill and high wage economy for the long term."