ref date:11 Mar 2000 (ECON)
Poll tax rises as Blair hoards Oil revenue for election lies
The Poll tax, renamed the council tax by Thatcher, has risen well above
the rates of inflation in the same breath as huge increases in water prices
and massive cut backs in Scotlands council services.
At the same time, with oil prices so high, London continues to rake
in oil revenue from Scottish waters and keep it to pay to
keep South East England comfortable and subsidize Labours upcoming
The Liberal leader in the Scottish 'coalition' made his view plain, that
this was disgraceful. Why then doesn't he go the whole hog and collapse this
rotten coalition so the Scots can elect more Liberals and SNP MSPs?