“ Roll_on, I think with regard to the Scotland Bill we also need to stop the "re-reservation" of powers to westminster. In particular the legislation to give the Supreme court in England any jurisdiction over the Scottish courts. Also very worrying is the planning issues given the nuclear debate. I do not want Scotland told by westminster that we have to build nuclear power stations here. “
X_Stick I Agree totally with the points you raise. But to clarify the three priorities I posted are a direct lift from the article I linked to in my post. Now I don’t for one minute doubt that these three priorities will be the only priorities the SNP will have and that the bulleted priority contents indeed will be the complete picture.
What the SNP are highlighting are all to do with strengthening the economy that is what I believe the majority of people in Scotland want to see as a priority. I also do not see the SNP taking their eyes of the ball especially the nuclear issue you raise, the SNP are totally opposed to this and it was the NuLabour muppets that said that nuclear build was part of the energy mix. As for the ‘re-reservation’ of any part of the Scottish legal system I cannot see the SNP sitting on their hands when it comes to this.
The above are my own personal feelings. With regards the 3 priorities I am afraid you will have to contact the SNP I do not speak for them.
• Reinforcing the powers of the Scotland Bill to give economic teeth to that legislation • To identify borrowing powers to keep the revival in the construction industry of Scotland moving • To identify the need to devolve corporation tax powers Brian, or anyone else, when does Holyrood reconvene… I can’t wait to watch the first FMQ’s!
"I have read somewhere that many of the MP’s who money back during the expenses scandle have been quietly given their money back. A little bird has also told me that the current legislation, regarding offshore accounts, currently going through parliament will exempt MP’s. I thought ‘Call me Dave’ said “We are all in this together.” Just seen a pig fly past my window!"
You're not surprised, are you? Equally unsurprising is the apparent lack of interest shown by the MSM.
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Come on BG I gave up being surprised by Westmidden some years ago. Where time and again we don’t vote to select a new party, we vote to kick the encumbents out.
Perhaps given the above senario once Scotland gets its divorce they may be better of going for the Chinese yuan (renminbi) instead of being handcuffed to the GBP (£) wich as we all know is well and truly anchored to the USD ($) a soon to be second rate currency.
The ironic twist is that the Americans, similar to most western nations, just love buying cheap Chinese products. They will have bought it onto themselves.