Humza Yousaf: Speeding fine allocation - incompetence or blatant lies?

Humza Yousaf, SNP transport minister, recently admitted: "I'm no transport expert".

It would seem Humza Yousaf has excelled himself once again. Yesterday he tweeted: "Scot Tories criticse ScotGovt saying cameras being used as 'cash cow' - not realising money from speed camera fines goes to UK treasury...".

humza yousaf speeding fines lie or incompetence

Humza Yousaf was very quickly put right by Fraser Whyte @FraserWhyte81: "Speeding fines are devolved by s67 of the Scotland Act 2016? Now go straight to the Scottish Consolidated Fund, to be spent by SootGov".

humza yousaf put right by Fraser Whyte

Fraser Whyte copied screen grabs of the relevant legislation.

We cannot see any retraction or acknowledgement from Humza Yousaf regarding Mr Whyte's tweet.

Showing how blinkered SNP politicians are, Councillor Mhairi Hunter retweeted Mr Yousaf's tweet commenting: "Tories aren't very good at facts". Again, we cannot see any retraction of this tweet.

Mhairi Hunter - Tories not good at facts

Once again it would seem SNP politicians have no idea what has been devolved to them.

Is this another case of incompetence or wilful spreading of lies?

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  1. Andrew Smith says:

    Have you read section 67 of the Scotland Act 2016 because I don't think it says what you think it does. It doesn't in itself result in speeding fines going directly into the Scottish Consolidated Fund, it only provides a mechanism for the (Tory) Secretary of State and the (UK) treasury to modify legislation in order that it can. Unless you know of such modification? If not it would look like you're just assuming that Fraser Wright is right without checking this for yourself.

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