Writing in the local Re-Gen newspaper Maryhill & Springburn MSP Patricia Ferguson has outlined Scottish Labour's recent attempts to deliver improved childcare in Scotland.
When Alex Salmond published his White paper manifesto for breaking up the UK, he said that childcare would be his priority in an independent Scotland. The fact is, however, that the power to transform childcare provision is already devolved to the Scottish Parliament so he could make big changes right now.
The fact that Alex Salmond refuses to do so shows that he is trying to bribe people to vote for independence. However, I believe that providing the best start for our young people is too important to become a political game in the independence debate and that action should be taken now.