ref date:26 Jan 2001 (HEA)
Scots parliament will foot bill for ALL elderly care in Scotland
The Liberals, in the FIRST showing of spine, since they sold their souls to get power
in Scotlands 'parliament' forced the London led Labour executive to agree to foot
the bill for full time care for all seniors/OAPs in Scotland, as recommended by the
This IS good news, but the treasury in London will now say ' FINE YOU PAY FOR IT'.
I see an income tax rise coming though. The Scottish 'parliament' CAN raise taxes
by up to 3%, under devolved rights. Even if it does happen, most Scots will
not complain to bitterly, its a good thing to do.
Perhaps then the people in Scotland will see we ARE better than Westminster says we
are, that we can do better by ourselves and that having absolute power over your country,
rather than doing as London tells us is the way to go. Full independence.
Dr John Garner, chairman of the BMA Scottish
council, expressed delight. "The executive should be
complimented for its willingness to respond to the
democratically expressed will of the people and
recognise the consensus that exists in the Scottish
parliament and in the wider country to implement the
royal commission report in full."