Monday, November 22, 2010

It's all Westminster's fault??

I really think that this 'defence' just won't wash with most people in Holyrood ...

... frankly, I think its an uncharacteristic misjudgement by the Finance Secretary and that he really should just accept that nearly two-thirds of people in Scotland voted for the Parliament (not the Executive!) to have a tax-varying power and that the Parliament should therefore have been informed of its lapsing.

Last time I checked, budgets (and all other taxation matters) need the approval of the Holyrood Chamber and are not in the gift of the 'Executive' ... the Scottish tax-varying power surely falls into the same category?

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