ref date:29 Nov 2000 (HEA)
Old age pensioners in Scotland snubbed by London
The body that runs Scotland on behalf of Westminster, the Scottish executive, populated
by pro English-Scottish union Labour idiots has been influenced by London into
scrapping a major section of the Sutherland report.
This report encouraged full time care for the most vulnerable elderly in Scottish
society, to be paid for by the Scottish parliament from the meagre allowances given back
to it by London.
This will now not happen, to keep Scottish Labour in line with Labour in London.
Nicola Sturgeon, SNP health spokeswoman, said
"The health committee report speaks for the parliament
and increases pressure on the government to stop dithering and
make a clear statement that it will meet the personal care costs of
all those elderly people in need."
"The debate must now move on from the principle of implementing
Sutherland - which has universal support - to the question of time
scale. If it is right to pay the personal care costs of elderly people,
then it is right to do so today."