ref date:09 Mar 2000 (EU)
Scots EU aid being stolen by Westminster - its OFFICIAL
Mr Tony Mackay, founder of the Pieda consultancy in
1980 claims that most of the additional
funding required for £240m-a-year aid to the Highlands and
Islands under EU Objective 1 aid programmes was not passed
on to Scotland for six years. "It was much less than it should
have been and could have been," he said.
He said "I was strongly criticised at the time by both Scottish Office
Ministers and HIE officials, although none of them was able to
produce the statistical evidence to refute my claims. Privately,
a few Scottish Office officials told me that I was correct to a
large extent and that they were under great pressure from the
Treasury to reduce public expenditure in the Highlands and
Islands and elsewhere in Scotland."
SO, DUMB Labour voters, vote SNP next time and STOP selling your country out......