|Natalie with Humza|
That's the same Labour that only a few years ago, when it was in coalition with the Liberals, managed to give back money to London at the end of the year, presumably because everything was so peachy in Scotland (including Glasgow) that the money was simply not needed.
I'm not an expert on Glasgow but I'd lay money on it that there will have been some need that could have been fulfilled by that money that went back to London. After all you don;t have life expectancy rates lower than Gaza in a town that is all tickety boo!
Natalie McGarry, the SNP candidate for Glasgow East, Curran's seat, makes a good point .
Labour in Glasgow, she says, need to look to themselves for the perceived underspend in Glasgow.
The Government has had to spend half a £bn making the correct decision to mitigate the bedroom tax and other welfare cuts, but with a budget which has shrunk by 10% because of coalition cuts.
And let's not forget that the Labour Party at Westminster - and yes, that includes Margaret Curran MP - voted with the Tories just a month or so ago to a further £30bn of austerity cuts.
It's the circle of lies which annoys people. Budget cut at Westminster = budget cut at Holyrood = budget cut in councils. It's the inevitability of it which is damning. So if Labour vote with the Tories for increased cuts at Westminster, they are voting for increased cuts at Holyrood which essentially means they voted for cuts at council level. Some of them would like to correct the cuts by making you pay more council tax though. So, bankers cause the banking crisis, but both the Tories and Labour target ordinary folk to pay the price.
Well said, Natalie.
|I may be wrong but I thought that Labour in Scotland wanted |
to means test university education?
|Well done, Gordon.|
Not bad earnings for a humble son of the manse.
Makes Rifkind and Straw look like the paupers they
claim to be.
|A much younger Murphy in his spiritual home.|
I read that Murphy has announced that he will indeed stand as the UK Labour candidate for East Renfrewshire in the UK general election.
Ruth Wishart wondered on Twitter what his constituents would think of that.
I'd say that they would, if they were thinking rationally, understand that they are being used to provide Murphy with a very generous salary and expenses for the next year and to provide him with the means by which he can continue to lead the Scottish branch office of the UK Labour Party.
In the wake of the scandals over Rifkind and Straw, it seems unlikely that Miliband will allow hiom to be both MP and MSP at the same time.
|Munguin's mate Ted, met on line,|
would make a better FM than Spud.!
I'm not sure I'd bother if I were him. I reckon he has about as much chance of being first minister next year as Munguin's mate Ted... and he's not even standing!