Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Scottish Spending Review?

Actually, it's not a 'spending review' at all; but merely another 12-months allocation of finance ...

... okay, significant for its reduced stature, but to have dressed this all up as a 'spending review' is stretching credibility to the limit.

And, as for the deal on the table to Local Government:
  • a 2.6% funding cut if you say yes to all our conditions
  • or a 6.4% funding cut if you say no to ANY aspect of our conditions

So much for partnership and parity of esteem.

It still astounds me that the very Party of Independence has taken that very thing away from the tier of government for which it is currently responsible ...

... you can just see local authorities queuing up to agree that 6.4% cut, eh?

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