Friday, 19 September 2008

Tax And Spend.

"FORMER First Minister Henry McLeish claimed Scotland's power to vary taxes by 3p will never be used. Henry McLeish told the Calman Commission on devolution that he believed the tax varying power should be scrapped. And he told the Commission that the power was a "real problem" in negotiating further powers for the Scottish Parliament."

Hang on. If the Scottish Parliament won't ever use its existing tax varying powers and they should be abolished ... what would the point then be in replacing them with different powers over other forms of taxation?

If the Scottish Parliament doesn't feel it can use its powers to raise or cut income taxe rates why should they should be trusted with powers over even more forms of taxation?

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