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David Cameron risks ‘double betrayal’ of Scotland, says Gordon Brown | UK news | The Guardian
David Cameron is risking a “double betrayal” of Scotland if his government fails to make urgent changes to the Scotland bill, Gordon Brown has warned. The former Labour prime minister said the package of new powers for Holyrood must be amended to give MSPs unconditional authority to top up welfare payments, without any risk of such decisions being vetoed by the UK government. He said such changes were necessary to fulfil the pledge of more powers made by Westminster before last year’s independence referendum and to deliver in full on the recommendations of the Smith commission, which the prime minister set up to carry out a review of devolution. [...] Brown saying: “In other words, if a decision was made by the UK government on tax credits, about child benefit or benefits for the unemployed, and the Scottish parliament did not like that decision, it would have the power if it so wished, and if it was prepared to pay for it, to top up these benefits.”
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Extreme austerity a political choice not economic necessity (UK)
has lots of papers on // "Extreme austerity a political choice not economic necessity." (UK) // "We are all in this together." Conservatives and LibDems >> &! &! &! //
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Alex Salmond accuses UK party leaders of tricking Scotland into No vote | Politics |
"They're at loggerheads," Salmond told BBC1's Sunday Politics programme. "I think that their vow was cooked up in desperation from the last days of the campaign. I think everyone in Scotland now realises that. "Incidentally, [the] Yes campaign isn't surprised by this development. It's the people who were persuaded to vote no who were misled, who were gulled, who were tricked, effectively. They are the ones who are really angry." [...] Downing Street has dismissed Salmond's accusations, insisting the Scottish devolution timetable would be honoured. "Lord Smith of Kelvin has agreed to oversee the process to take forward the devolution commitments with powers over tax, spending and welfare all agreed by November and draft legislation published by January," a No 10 spokesman said. "This government has delivered on devolution and we will do so again." +!+!+!+ Salmond - +!+!+!+ Ed Miliband - +!+!+!+ Salmon on unelected House of Lords -
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Cameron and Miliband ditch devo timetable vow
via || "Salmond revealed that in his telephone call to Mr Cameron after the referendum result was announced, he asked the Prime Minister if the UK Government would honour the pledge made to the Scottish people by Gordon Brown prior to the vote.  Something Mr Salmond said, was not confirmed by the PM. He said: "I spoke to the Prime Minister today and, although he reiterated his intention to proceed as he has outlined, he would not commit to a second reading vote by 27th March on a Scotland Bill. That was a clear promise laid out by Gordon Brown during the campaign. "The Prime Minister says such a vote would be meaningless. I suspect he cannot guarantee the support of his party." [...] The refusal to commit to new powers for Scotland prior to the next UK general election is in breach of the 'vow' made to the Scottish people days before the independence referendum. [...] Gordon Brown was said to have 'brokered a deal' with all three London parties."
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Scottish referendum on a knife-edge - YouTube
panic reactions, cancelling obligations ... ie osborne and carney even cancelled obligations post vote date for the following weekend & as usual - fear mongers & the establishment come out of the woodshed as last measure (bankers and big business saying X without evidence or backing with facts)
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
LISTEN: Our business correspondent Justin... - The Today Programme
>>> Scotland's exit will have 'huge consequences' on businesses. Actually 'huge consequences', he said, actually in regard to UK's potential EU Exit in 2017 when people will vote on the matter. PERIOD. THIS WORDING OF THE HEADLINE WAS CHOSEN DELIBERATELY ... TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT. +++ Alex Salmond attacks BBC + Nick Robinson on 'Market sensitive information' (11Sept14) - +++ Alastair Darling's only argument is about Finance and Wall Street, that Wall Street doesn't like uncertainty << Career Politicians & Toffs - +++ and here comes the IMF with another "markets don't like uncertainty" quip -
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september 2014 by asterisk2a

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