The Scottish branch of the Labour have gone totally aff their heids.
Ok..So what is new? You might well ask.
Its not as If we haven’t heard plenty of their shouting, and screaming,and histrionics by now.We have.
But they really are taking the biscuit with the mould cheese now.
Have you come across their 5 Step plan to get Scotland back to work? It is a work of wonder comparable to Stevensons Jekyll and Hyde..
They haven’t a scooby who they are,what they stand for,or indeed anything else.
Ok…Lets look at this thing.
“Scottish Labour Plan for Jobs
This is a really worrying time for families struggling
with higher bills and worried about the future.
That’s why Scottish Labour has a clear plan for jobs.
1. A £2 billion tax on bank bonuses to fund 100,000 jobs
for young people – which they would be required to take up – and the Scottish Government to use some of the money to build 2,500 more affordable homes
2. The Scottish government to bring forward long-term investment projects
schools, roads and transport – to get people back to work and strengthen our economy for the future, and stop the damaging cuts to Scotland’s colleges
3. Reversing January’s damaging VAT rise
now for a temporary period – a £450 boost for a couple with children – immediate help for our high streets and for struggling families and pensioner
4. A one year cut in VAT to 5% on home improvements,
repairs and maintenance – to help homeowners and small businesses
5. A one year national insurance tax break
for every small firm which takes on extra workers – helping small businesses to grow and create jobs”
Ok..Even without looking at the details they are proposing, whether they are workable or desrable or not? There is One very obvious major snag in the works. Have you spotted it?
If not..Here is what it is.
Out of these 5 measures they propose to undertake…They cannot even begin to deliver 4 of them!
They have absolutely no say, no control over … 1. A £2 billion tax on bank bonuses..3.Reversing January’s damaging VAT rise..4. A one year cut in VAT to 5% on home improvements,..and 5. A one year national insurance tax break
All of These are Reserved matters belonging to Westminster…and unless they haven’t realised it yet, they are no longer in Government…and even if they were still in Government, who says that their Bosses in London would even bother listening to them?
The only way that these measures could be undertaken, would be if Scotland became Independent…
So are they now advocating Independence after all??
The One measure out of that list which could be undertaken is no2. The Scottish government to bring forward long-term investment projects
Which strangely enough..Is just exactly what the Scottish Government is already doing,and has been doing. And they would love to do a lot more of , if they could get the Westminster government, to release more funds for Capital projects.
Unbelievable Stuff….Well it would he…Until you realise that it is Labour we are talking about here.