We have several who understand matters Scottish:
Following the deal in 2014, the Scottish Government loaned Ferguson Marine £45 million to help it diversify and the yard secured a £97 million contract the following year to build two Cal Mac ferries on behalf of the government agency, Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL).
Mr McColl said that when the cost of the design for the complicated hybrid vessels went up the agency should have met the increased costs and quoted a similar case in Quebec, where a contract ran over budget and the government stepped in to help.
He said CMAL had instead “buried their heads in the sand”, telling the Mail on Sunday: “I got the Government to get everyone round the able over a year ago to repeat what happened in Quebec – to get in independent experts who understand marine engineering and naval architecture. They’ve totally refused to do that.
“It’s more frustrating that the Government has not stood up to CMAL, it’s a wholly owned government entity. They simple problem here is they need to pay the actual costs to get the ferries that they have asked Ferguson to build.”
How badly has the SNP screwed this up?