Since the Green Party became part of the Scottish Government alongside the SNP, many policies have changed for the worse.
One of the biggest differences is in the transport portfolio, particularly in the government's approach to car drivers.
Investment in roads used to be universally accepted as not only a necessity but an overwhelming positive.
Funding to improve roads boosts our economy. It increases productivity. It reduces accidents. It prevents potholes from ruining tyres. It lets people see family and friends more easily.
Every major political party in the country used to agree on those points. We may have disagreed on how to achieve improvements to our transport network, but we all held the same principle that better roads are good for Scotland.
However, the damaging influence of the Greens on the SNP has changed that. Now, improving roads is not a priority for the government. In fact, the SNP have become anti-driver. Motorists are now seen as an inconvenience.
This recent change of policy has already resulted in serious consequences for Borders residents.
During my summer surgery tour, where I spoke to hundreds of local people at dozens of events across the Borders, problems with roads came up every day.
People raised the need to dual the A1. They brought up potholes plaguing our roads. They said the A68 and A7 needed improvements.
In many cases, they cited accidents they had witnessed, issues they had encountered personally, and real fears for what could happen if investment didn't occur.
I couldn't agree more because I understand how vital it is that we have good, safe roads across the Scottish Borders. Good roads are essential for our everyday lives, so we can get to work, meet with friends or visit family.
So, it is vital that the next Programme for Government, which will be set out by Humza Yousaf in just a few weeks time, includes promises to invest in important infrastructure, including routes like the A1 and A7, and a commitment to properly fund councils so they can repair local roads.
Anything else would show that the government is out-of-touch with the needs of people in rural areas and small towns and villages, who rely on their cars and can't simply switch to public transport.
So far, the SNP have chosen to side with the Greens on road investment. In the next year, I hope they will decide to side with motorists instead.