Monday, 26 July 2010
SCOTLAND MUST NOT FALL FOR THE CALMAN POCKET MONEY TRAP!
Professors Andrew Hughes Hallett and Drew Scott have warned that Calman changes will have a "more severe" effect in Scotland than in other parts of the UK, and that recommendations from the commission could result in a 25% cut in spending, lost income tax revenue and an inability to use higher VAT to compensate.
"The emergency Budget shows why Calman couldn’t work, with the GERS figures showing a Scottish surplus of £1.3 billion compared to a UK-wide deficit of £48.9 billion completes the case for Scotland to be responsible for our own resources.
Scotland should not fall into this UNIONIST TRAP. They want to allow us to vary tax by 10p, while they hammer down our block grant from WESTMINSTER to compensate. This is POCKET MONEY. If Westminster and the Unionist parties want to give SCOTLAND tax powers, allow us to raise and spend all our taxes with full FISCAL INDEPENDENCE. We'll pay you for our defence etc and the UNION will be strengthened not weakened. NOT!