ref date:22 Jan 2001 (HEA)
Pensioners hold key to McLeish future?
The Sutherland report was to be implemented in full, according to Henry McLeish. This
means full-service long term care for the elderly in Scotland, paid for by the tax payer.
Its laudable, and I hope McLeish CAN do it. If he U-turns he'll spurn the old Labour
voters (not that many of them now see the Labour party for what it has become,
anti-socialist and Pro-Thatcherite).
This is ONE area where a tiny increase in income tax, as allowable under the
devolution bill would be justifiable. But, we GIVE AWAY billions a year to London
from our oil and gas revenues, and millions more in wireless license fees.
Better we become independent and care for our own folk, than continue subsidising