ref date:10 Mar 1999 (ECON)
Third way budget for third way britain
Third way. Thrid Reich. Third class.
Another budget day from the stifled halls of Westminster where they promised to
encourage wealth creators and STILL insist they will veto the Scottish parliament
if it tries to bring these wealth creators into Scotland.
More chat from Nu-Labour.
Donald Dewar welcomed the 165 million pounds allocated to Scotland over three years from the
capital modernisation fund and said: "It is a Budget with a social purpose, that reflects the
priorities that Scotland voted for. I think it would be impossible for anyone to say after this
Budget that we arent embarked on a serious attack on social exclusion."
As the (so called )Scotmsman paper pointed out:
One consequence of the surprise tax changes is that the tax-raising powers of the Scottish
Parliament would be greater. A 1p rise in the "tartan tax" will now be worth around #230
million compared with #180 million before the tax changes.
Heres the rub. They gave Scotland a paltry 50million pounds a year for three years and the
Scots have given 30 billion pounds over 20 years to London. Now the Scottish parliament
will have to raise taxes