Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Budget setting

Well, we do have a National Budget set before Edinburgh City Council has to agree its own local budget next Thursday!

Lets be thankful for small mercies ;-)

In all seriousness, I've been amazed at the level of detailed dissection of every Holyrood political manoeuvre in the last 7-days ... I mean, its not as if these types of 'budget-bargaining discussions' ever happened under the pre-devolution arrangements, is it??

Really ... was there ever any doubt about this outcome, given the wider economic and political backdrop? And frankly, some genuinely good improvements have been made to the original budgetary proposals, for which all Parties can take some credit.

Shock outcome - devolution to survive.

... for now, at least ;-))

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