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  • Writer's pictureKenneth Gibson MSP

Only the SNP Has the Courage to Present a Budget


This afternoon, the Scottish Parliament today agreed its Budget for 2024-25.


Predictably, despite moaning and groaning about the SNP Government’s spending and investment choices, opposition parties put forward not a single costed alternative.


Today, Labour and their ‘Better Together’ Tory pals voted against a 6.7% increase in the Scottish Child Payment, and an above-inflation rise for the NHS, Police and Fire Service.


Labour - which now backs lifting the cap on bankers' bonuses - voted with the Tories against a council tax for everyone, whilst opposing an income tax increase for the best-paid 5% of earners.


It’s now the party of Brexit, the House of Lords, Tuition Fees and nuclear weapons.

The opposition hasn’t any convictions to have the courage of.


Watch by clicking on the graphic.

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