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!

12 comments:

scunnert said...

Unfortunately English MP's will make the decision for us.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Scunnert, unfortunately UNIONIST MPs will take the decision for us and they don't give anything away!

Billy said...

You mean those Scottish MPs from the English-funded "Scottish" parties DL.

cum oan get aff said...

I'm sure our wonderful Scottish judiciary will be making sure that the calman proposals are legal with regard to the treaty of union, we are according to the articles two equal partners in this union and one cannot impose upon the other, lest the union be dissolved.
Maybe the council of Europe should be looking into this, questioning whether it is legal for for Westminster to implement calman and or any other matter prettaining to the two states which make up the UK.

Toni said...

Its a common belief that England supports Scotland but the calculations used do not include oil revenues. Since North Sea Oil was commercially extracted there are no reliable figures for the total revenue generated. I have heard estimated from 2 to 7 trillion dollars. The figures are difficult to obtain because the Thatcher government forward sold a huge amount of oil at lower than market prices to our American friends in the mid eighties when Venezuela was trying to blackmail the US for debt relief and military aid. The English always disagree with the oil argument but its not the first time we have helped them out. My father was born in 39 and he tells me after the world war all the distilleries in Scotland were reopened to sell whisky to the US in order to generate hard currency but you couldn't buy a bottle in Scotland.

banned said...

Give us our Barnett cash back!

Dark Lochnagar said...

Billy, the thing I hate about Unionist parties and those fucking Labour wankers in particular is that things are always done to further their own selfish ends, they never, never, do anything for the greater good of their country. If I had my way I would take independence by force and hang some of those Labour bastards, particularly that wee nodding basard who sit behind Gray at FMQs. His name slips me, but when he swinging from a gibbet, I'll remember!

Dark Lochnagar said...

Getaffya naff! What we should be getting is a vote on how we want the country to proceed, independence, Calman or Calman plus. I don't trust those fuckers in Holyrood.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Antonio, I didn't know that about the cheap oil or the whisky. My parents are dead but my wife's are still alive, in saying that her faither is doo-lally, but I'll ask her mother.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Banned, you're getting fuck all until we get our oil money!

banned said...

We've had almost all of your oil mate so you might as well fuck off anyway :)

Dark Lochnagar said...

Banned, sadly true!