There has really only been one topic up for discussion since yesterday: Humza Yousaf’s announcement of his intention to resign as First Minister.

Today, The Herald’s Alison Rowat gave her own damming assessment of Mr Yousaf’s tenure in Bute House.

Read her article here 👈

One of our readers, however, was keen to defend his political record.

The Herald:

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Catriona C Clark of Falkirk writes: "Humza Yousaf has served in government over a long number of years, in a number of ministerial positions. We should examine the record of the Scottish Government over those years.

"In the cost of living crisis it has been the SNP under the leadership of Humza Yousaf that reached out with mitigating measurers regarding the morally repugnant bedroom tax and the cap on social security benefits.

"Under the SNP and Mr Yousaf 100,000 children have been taken out of poverty with the Scottish Child Payment and the SNP in Government has introduced the twice-yearly Carers Supplement available nowhere else in the UK. We may also want to recognise that there have been no strikes in the NHS here in Scotland.

"And as we reflect on Mr Yousaf’s time as First Minister, we should recall his humanitarian stand for the world, his call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, something the Conservative Government and Sir Keir Starmer's Labour opposed.

"Mr Yousaf's time as First Minister and SNP party leader may be all but over, but for Scotland, the road to independence lives on."