government lead us not ask us what to do

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we voted for capable leaders they need to show us they were fit for our vote or we will vote someone else in

by rammy on May 05, 2020 at 02:11PM

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  • Posted by danifraser18 May 05, 2020 at 14:14

    This is to get out input. If you don't want to have a say... Leave it to everyone else.
  • Posted by Fifer72 May 05, 2020 at 14:22

    Disagree, although the main reason we're being asked to give ideas is so they can spread the blame. Both governments (Holyrood and Westminsters) have made a royal mess of this, in the process ruined our economy, destroyed thousands, if not millions of lives and all they're doing is setting us up for a longer lockdown. We need to minimise risks using common sense and newly found knowledge, get back as near as possible to normality for most of us and shield the vulnerable.
  • Posted by emartinedinburgh May 05, 2020 at 14:22

    I think the people of Scotland have been well led in this. I don't think it is a bad thing to ask others for ideas - two heads are better than one.
  • Posted by LBE May 05, 2020 at 14:25

    I am delighted to be given the opportunity to make comment on issues (and add new ideas) in this easily accessible fashion. If you are more comfortable not engaging in the process that is to be respected, but equally, let this rather modern approach run its course for those of us who have something to input. The important thing of course will be to see what happens as a result of this process but let's have faith that the 'capable leaders' that you mentioned will distil something useful out of this process.
  • Posted by samur May 05, 2020 at 14:44

    This virus has no boundaries so should be tackled by a 4 nation approach and not each country going off on a tangent which is now happening. Seems to be back to scoring political points
  • Posted by BBL May 05, 2020 at 14:52

    A leader is there to serve the people and I appreciate our leaders being prepared to listen to us. The public view should be an important part of government decision making.
  • Posted by Donald May 05, 2020 at 14:53

    Totally agree with

    This virus has no boundaries so should be tackled by a 4 nation approach and not each country going off on a tangent which is now happening. Seems to be back to scoring political points
  • Posted by DrT May 05, 2020 at 15:38

    I disagree. Nicola Sturgeon shows strong leadership and her decisions are more transparent than those of the UK Government. I welcome public consultation so the Scottish Government can carry the public with them in managing what is a highly complex strategy to take us safely through this crisis with minimum loss of lives.
  • Posted by Furgen May 05, 2020 at 17:22

    I think the Scottish government should be commended for the way they have handled this unprecedented scenario. The fact they are requesting our feedback shows they are willing to listen to the people they represent and it is definitely not to apportion blame! At the end of the day they will be held accountable not the people they represent.
  • Posted by bank65 May 05, 2020 at 17:31

    I welcome these engagement opportunities.
    To date strong leadership has been displayed in Scotland.
  • Posted by Fifer72 May 05, 2020 at 20:02

    Very poor leadership in Scotland (and UK), she talks a lot but says nothing.
    Without hope there will be no compliance, the nanny state agenda of the Scottish Government will result in us being locked down for ages.
    Where's the list of restrictions to be lifted and the timetable for it? Nicola said they were looking at this, and thinking about that, what have they been doing for the last 6 weeks?
  • Posted by Scotland_is_flatlining May 06, 2020 at 18:02

    What more do you expect from the Scottish administration. They call in consultants and academics at every opportunity. It lacks original thinking and gains insight through COBR meetings before making arbitrary judgements in respect of "devolved matters" and confusing the people they are meant to serve - Us.

    By contrast Westminster is doing an excellent job in these challenging circumstances. If only they could / would take the lead on "devolved matters".
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