So we have the parts of the budget that the posh boys are willing to admit to, as we know the real shafting will come in the small print over the next couple of days. But here are some interesting bits and my comments for anyone interested.
Growth forecasts DOWN from 2.4% to 2% in 2016, from 2.5% to 2.2% in 2017 and from 2.4% to 2.1%in 2018. So the economic miracle that the Tories promised has pretty much been rubbish all along, who would have known.
£3.5 billion extra CUT by 2019/20. Scotland’s share will be around 1 BILLION, get ready boys more cuts on the way to vital services and much-needed jobs, I’m so glad the naysayers saved us from ourselves.
Debt target as percentage of GDP for this year MISSED Well strike me down, poor folk obviously not dying off at the rate the Tories and IDS hoped for.
Borrowing UP from £4.6 billion to £21.4 billion in 2018-19. Well what did you expect, the Windsor’s aren’t cheap you know.
Corporation tax CUT to 17%. Wow just when Google paid some tax we are giving them it back.
All schools to become academies. Barnett cuts anyone.
SUGAR LEVY on soft drinks. Another tax on the poor.
40p tax threshold RISES to £45,000 next year. So cuts to disability benefits pay for tax cuts for the wealthy. Now a wee question for all the no voters, Better Together.
This is a typical budget from the Tories, never expected anything different. Of course the Liberal Democrats and Labour will be rehearsing that it’s the SNPs fault while telling us the broad shoulders of the UK have saved us. Wee Willie and KeZia will talk a lot of shit which will sound a lot like SNP bad SNP bad SNP bad and Ruthie will say that Scotland is better off as a result of this budget when what she really means is her friends are better off as a result of this budget and the gadgies need to get off their obese arse and get a job.
A disgusting budget from a disgusting Government, a disgusting party supported in Better Together by other disgusting parties and those with the heaviest load will carry the additional weight of those with the broadest shoulders. This UK union is a disgusting burden that we can no longer afford, heaven help us all over the next few years. Me, I fear the worst. The Tories and the other unionist parties are the scum of the earth.