Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Fraser of Allander Institute "Independence is impossible to operate with this level of deficit"

There is no type of deceit worse than Nationalists attempts at deceit

Even in the face of the Fraser of Allander Institute statement many Nationalists just continue to simply Lie.





















Scotland’s share of North Sea oil tax revenues slumped steeply from £1.8bn to £60m last year. 

The Fraser of Allander Institute, an economics thinktank at Strathclyde University, directly challenged Sturgeon’s statement on Wednesday that “the root to closing the deficit is fundamentally on the revenue growth side”.

Closing a 21% structural deficit would need rates of economic growth for Scotland not seen in current lifetimes, the FAI said. As Sturgeon had pointed out on Tuesday, the Brexit vote was likely to make those efforts even more difficult.

 “It is simply not possible to operate under independence with a deficit at this scale – full stop ” the FAI said. “The Scottish government needs to set out the tough choices that it would make alongside a detailed and comprehensive plan for how it would manage the public finances under independence. This won’t be easy, but is essential.”
The data put Scotland’s net fiscal deficit last year at £14.8bn, including North Sea receipts, £522m higher than the previous year. That was equivalent to 9.5% of Scotland’s GDP. The UK’s estimated deficit for the same period was 4% of GDP.

Asked how an independent Scotland could meet the EU’s requirements for an annual spending deficit to be lower than 3%, Sturgeon said independence would change Scotland’s overall financial position. “I accept Scotland faces, whatever our constitutional arrangements, a very challenging fiscal position, [but] the fundamentals of our economy are strong,” she said.

Scotland’s tax revenues were estimated at £53.7bn, but the Scottish and UK governments spent £68.6bn on public services in Scotland, and on Scotland’s share of UK and overseas spending.

Kezia Dugdale, the Scottish Labour leader, said the figures “should act as a reality check for those calling for another independence referendum”.

“During the independence referendum, Nicola Sturgeon personally promised a second oil boom. Her own government’s figures show she misled people and that is unforgivable,” she said.

The SNP’s own figures confirm independence would mean severe cuts over and above those already being imposed by the Tories, at exactly the time when our public services need more investment.”

David Mundell, the Scottish secretary, said: “Scotland weathered a dramatic slump in oil revenues last year because we are part of a United Kingdom that has at its heart a system for pooling and sharing resources across the country as a whole.

The fact public spending was £1,200 per head higher in Scotland than the UK as a whole also demonstrates that the United Kingdom, not the European Union, is the vital union for Scotland’s prosperity.”

Sturgeon denied that this meant the country was being subsidised by the rest of the UK, saying Scotland had paid in a higher rate of tax revenues than the UK on average in recent decades.

That position ignores the far higher levels of public spending in Scotland, which needed in effect an injection of £15bn last year from the UK treasury.

Sturgeon denied that closing the gap would require spending cuts or tax rises. “What I say is growing revenue is the priority. Public spending in Scotland is higher than the rest of the UK for some very good and in many respects unavoidable reasons, such as its rurality. It costs more to deliver health services to island communities,” she said.

Sturgeon insisted that the data offered cause for some optimism. It showed that taxes from the onshore economy, excluding North Sea revenues, had grown by £1.9bn. At 36.5% of Scotland’s GDP, this was the best figure since the financial crisis and more than offset the £1.7bn lost from the decline in oil and gas taxes.

But she said the overall figures underlined her anxieties about the damage that leaving the EU could do to the Scottish economy. “Leaving the EU will leave the task of growing the onshore economy so much harder than it might be,” Sturgeon said.

Prof John McLaren, an independent economist at Scottish Trends, said future oil revenues were never likely to recover enough to significantly cut the deficit. A doubling of current oil prices to $100 a barrel would still only raise oil receipts to £2.8bn.

McLaren said Scotland’s worse position compared with the UK was likely to continue for the next five years, the direct reverse of claims made in Alex Salmond’s white paper on independence in 2013 that Scotland’s tax revenues and finances would remain stronger than the UK’s.

“Scotland’s fiscal position relative to the UK can be forecast with greater certainty and is likely to remain at around the current level – about 5.5% of GDP worse off than the UK’s,” McLaren predicted.

David Mundell, the Scottish secretary, said: “Scotland weathered a dramatic slump in oil revenues last year because we are part of a United Kingdom that has at its heart a system for pooling and sharing resources across the country as a whole.

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Thursday, 26 May 2016

How to try to Politicise a Child to try to get what you always wanted from the start.


The Brain Family from Australia are trying to claim that their Son's first language is Gaelic to try and obtain permanent citizenship in Scotland.  A brief scan of Kathryn Brain's Facebook page reveals they "just happen" to be rampant Scottish Nationalist followers which the SNP are only to happy to use for Political gain.

They are trying to claim that because their son is learning Gaelic that they should be able to stay, however it can be seen from Kathryn's Facebook page that her son has also been getting taught in "English" which of course is widely spoken in Australia  where the Child was born. Young Lachlan was seen on TV talking English to Nicola Sturgeon so clearly is an English speaker. Not quite the image being circulated via "Social Media" is it ?

https://www.facebook.com/greggkathlachlan/media_set?set=a.10150705693063688.455248.600118687&type=3

As happens often, whats being portrayed in the media is not the real situation at all, the SNP MP's are as usual simply trying to use this issue for personal plaudits and Political gain. From the Westminster Hansard record the real story can be seen for oneself , perhaps Dingwall or the Highlands simply doesn't need more Archeologists or Health and Safety people in the Highlands and that is why she cannot get a suitable job to meet the laid down immigration criteria in law ? Between the Hansard record and Kathryn Brains own writings it's clear that they moved to Scotland knowing how precarious and risky their situation was from the start..yet it was still one they chose to put THEMSELVES AND their son through by their OWN decisions.

Read the true Hansard record of events for yourself and ask yourself honestly if this is how the SNP is trying to make out in the media how things really are ?   https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2016-05-26/debates/16052622000002/BrainFamilyDeportation



































 Strangely Kathryn Scotland already had a Referendum on this and the Nation said "NO" to Independence in the Referendum that Sturgeon said was a "One in a Lifetime Oppertunity". Perhaps Sturgeon just cannot be trusted to ever tell the truth on these matters ?

Could there be another reason the SNP are falling over themselves to help this particular couple ? Yet hundreds if not thousands of other people get deported from the UK for failing the exact same criteria after coming here on "Study Visas" and failing to find relevant degree work afterwards .. a great many from Africa,India and almost every other country in the World are the SNP trying to engineer an exception to the law for only one family ?  Is that fair on all the others who will still get deported for failing an immigration criteria set in law ? The question that really needs to be asked here is if a special case is being made by Politicising a Child by the SNP because this couple are ardent Nationalist and SNP supporters ?   Yet thousands of other people of all Nationalities are not going to get the same "priviliged" treatment and will continue to be deported back to their own countries..many that are nothing like as safe and secure environments as Australia is ?































































If this doesn't show the duplicity of the SNP i don't know what does both cases happened int he same SNP constituency, one case you will have heard about the other you probably haven't
https://mercinon.wordpress.com/2016/05/30/two-curious-immigration-cases-the-australian-family-and-the-bangladeshi-slaves/






















































































































































       
 

        
       

       


      
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Sunday, 1 May 2016

Wise Words on the SNP from Neil Oliver.






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Thursday, 24 March 2016

All Indycamp hearings at the Court of Session update Edinburgh 27 July 2016





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Yet , these are the people trying to tell the rest of us what is better for Scotland ? Jeez.












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IndyCampers Lose Court Legal challenge 27 July 2016 .
The full Judgement can be read here 
https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/search-judgments/judgment?id=35451aa7-8980-69d2-b500-ff0000d74aa7














































A few Indy Campers Comments on the Judgement 










Court Judgement Day 27th July 2016
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This Timeline of Tweets below comes via the BBC from the Court of Session, Edinburgh on the day of the Indycamp Fourth hearing.
 (29th June 2016)
To read the Timeline as it happened , start at the bottom of the 4th session comments and read from the bottom back to the top. 


















































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This Timeline of Tweets below comes via the BBC from the Court of Session, Edinburgh on the day of the Indycamp Third  hearing.
 (14 June 2016)

To read the Timeline as it happened , start at the bottom of the comments and read from the bottom back to the top. 






































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This Timeline of Tweets below comes via the BBC from the Court of Session, Edinburgh on the day of the Indycamp second  hearing.
From the Timeline it appears many people in attendance again still did not wish to give their names and addresses and did not  re-appear after the adjournment , could it be that some sort of conspiracy theory is scaring them away ? (27 May 2016)

To read the Timeline as it happened , start at the bottom of the comments and read from the bottom back to the top. 


                       Some sort of conspiracy theory worrying them perhaps ?


Indycamp didn't know there was a Law Society ? 
Yet have been representing themselves in legal argument in the court itself ?
































Day of second hearing , don't the Indycampers even know that the "Declaration of Arbroath" was just a letter to the Pope of the day and not a constitutional document in Law ? Explanation can be found here https://goo.gl/RLyqF6  
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Indycampers get a chance for a second court hearing. 
"In his judgment, Lord Turnbull said much of what was submitted to the court by the two campaigners who addressed him then was not competent or relevant."
see more here
 http://stv.tv/news/east-central/1353039-independence-camps-legal-reprieve-against-holyrood-eviction/
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IndyCamp in-fighting continues amid accusations of a fraud has been committed.  See more by clicking here 

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The  Timeline of Tweets via the BBC from the Court of Session, Edinburgh on the day of the Indycamp first hearing.
From the Timeline it does appear many people in the Public Gallery decided not to re-appear after the lunchtime break , could it be that they didn't think things were going their way or maybe that the Judge had asked for proper Addresses for all the petitioners ?

To read the Timeline as it happened , start at the bottom of the comments and read from the bottom back to the top. 







































































The SNP's Lying Propaganda Wing "Business for Scotland"   http://scottishpatriots.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-snps-propaganda-wing-called.html

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