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ref date:12 Mar 1999 (ECON)
SNP claim they can get spend more with no tax changes

The SNp claims it can squeeze another 700 million pounds into the Scottish economy without having to raise taxes.

I SINCERELY hope the claim is true, or Nu labour and its hell hounds (Lidell) will have field day.

Chancellor Brown announced in his budget that there will be a basic income tax rate cut from 23p rate to 22p,.

The SNP says it can monopolise on this. They say that the alteration to the basic rate of tax, which resulted in the 1p tax generating 230 million instead of the expected #150 million, gives them the chance to 'outflank' Labour.