Monday, 1 February 2010
SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT CORRECTS ANTI-SCOTLAND OFFICE BUDGET REPORT
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT HAS CORRECTED THE ANTI-SCOTLAND REPORT FROM THE POLITICALLY BIASED SCOTTISH OFFICE, THAT SCOTLAND DOESN'T PAY IT'S WAY.
A detailed financial statement has been issued of which the following is the conclusion:
“The detailed analysis blows apart the Scotland Office’s claims, which are exposed as a ham-fisted attempt to do Scotland down by not counting income such as oil revenues, the fossil fuel levy, water charges, or even the TV licence fee – a whole range of funds collected from Scottish taxpayers to the tune of £14 billion. Bizarrely, the report excludes council tax revenues but includes spending by local authorities in Scotland.
“The report from the Scotland Office – Expenditure and Revenue in Scotland, or ‘ERS’ – is perhaps suitably named by its authors, as it is littered with basic errors and can only be politically motivated. “The Scotland Office should be renamed the anti-Scotland Office, as its sole purpose these days appears to be to concoct dodgy dossiers on Scotland’s finances.
“This litany of mistakes in what purports to be a serious economic analysis would be laughable if it was not such a serious issue. Excluding revenues raised in Scotland is bad enough – inventing phantom spending at the same time plumbs new depths. “It’s time for the Scotland Office to halt this charade, set the record straight, and admit once and for all that Scotland more than pays its own way. The real figures demonstrate that Scotland would be better off with fiscal autonomy and independence.”
Once again DODGY MURPHY and his ANTI-SCOTLAND office which is supposed to support SCOTLAND is shown to be an expensive SHAM!
source of figures