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Humza Yousaf has been branded a “weak leader” and a “disaster” on the day he marked his first yr as Scotland’s First Minster after a turbulent 12 months within the sizzling seat.

The 38-year-old SNP chief edged out Kate Forbes on March 27, 2023 – however his tenure thus far has been something however plain crusing.

Anas Sarwar, the Scottish Labour chief, highlighted the Mr Humza’s celebration’s electoral troubles, particularly the lack of the Rutherglen and Hamilton West by-election to Labour and the defection of two elected members – Ash Regan MSP to the Alba Party and MP Lisa Cameron to the Conservatives, and likewise pointed to MP Angus MacNeil’s resolution to stop the celebration.

Mr Sarwar additional attacked the First Minister’s efforts to deal with youngster poverty and drug deaths.

Meanwhile Scottish Tory chief Douglas Ross singled out greater than 100 alleged failures throughout Mr Yousaf’s time in workplace, together with lacking A&E ready occasions targets, the publication of 9 new papers within the independence prospectus sequence, and the nation’s economic system.

Mr Ross added that voters could have the possibility to cross judgment on the First Minister’s “dire reign” on the upcoming common election.

Mr Sarwar mentioned: “After a year in post, it is clear to see that Humza Yousaf is a weak leader who is out of his depth and leading a chaotic and divided Government that is not delivering for Scotland.

“Every sector of our public providers is now weaker because of Humza Yousaf’s SNP.

“Not only is it clear to the people of Scotland that Humza Yousaf has no vision for the future – even his own former cabinet colleagues are saying so in public. This is a record of shame and failure.

“With Humza Yousaf scrambling for a brand new election technique on a weekly foundation, it’s no shock that the individuals of Scotland are actually on the lookout for change.

“We need change here in Scotland and across the UK, and only Scottish Labour can deliver it.”

Mr Ross mentioned: “Humza Yousaf’s first year as SNP leader has been nothing short of a disaster for him, his party and – most importantly – the people of Scotland.

“It’s a story of independence obsession, abject failures and damaged guarantees; of a First Minister out of his depth and unable to regulate his feuding, scandal-ridden celebration.

“Humza Yousaf has ignored the real priorities of Scots – fixing our ailing public services and growing the economy – and instead doubled down on the SNP’s fixation with breaking up the UK, while cosying up to the anti-growth Greens.

“This detailed and damning file lays naked his appalling report, which incorporates each A&E goal being missed, Scotland’s economic system shrinking, rising ranges of violent and sexual crimes, unacceptable prepare cancellations at SNP-run ScotRail, and public money being squandered on independence propaganda papers.

“Later this year voters will get the chance to cast their verdict on his and the SNP’s dire reign. In swathes of seats across Scotland they know that only the Scottish Conservatives can beat the SNP and get the focus back to the issues that matter to them.”

A spokesman for the First Minister mentioned: “Opposition parties will oppose – it’s their job, and the job given to them by the electorate for the past 17 years and counting.

“The most up-to-date polling proof is that the SNP stays forward of the opposition on who individuals belief on well being, schooling, the economic system, and value of dwelling.

“The First Minister is governing on the basis of clear values – prioritising investment in public services, helping people with the cost-of-living crisis by freezing council tax, supporting business opportunities in Scotland, and showing leadership on major issues, such as consistently calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.”