that the delayed Scottish census is now going to cost £117 million pounds when it is eventually held next year.
The census should have been held last year, and was in fact held in all other parts of the UK, but the SNP decided to delay the Scottish one under the guise of Covid – 19 but it doesn’t take a genius to suspect that this delay was more about including all so called genders in the census, you know the ones covered by law and I really do wonder how long the pronoun pages will be.
But seriously what is it with this SNP Government and wasting our money. The census will now cost an additional £21.6 million pounds, seemingly the additional costs are due to the delay, really. The census is a multi page document we all fill in and return, I assume it is then scanned into a computer system and at some point you can analyse the results. How in hell can that cost £117 million pounds? Stephen Boyle, Auditor General for Scotland, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic significantly impacted NRS’s plans for running Scotland’s census, resulting in ministers’ decision to delay by a year.
Do we have magic Covid – 19 in Scotland as it didn’t delay the census in any other part of the UK. We are told that “The census programme began to face challenges in 2018. NRS took steps to strengthen the programme and is now in a better position to deliver the census successfully in March 2022. For £117 million pounds I think the tax payer is entitled to know what these challenges are in a bit more detail. When you add the various malicious prosecutions from the Scottish Government, the compensation that has been paid out and now this the SNP Scottish Government can’t be far off of a Billion Pounds in lost money, our money, if it were anyone other than Sturgeon the media would be all over this, is protecting their precious union a license to waste billions, in Scotland it appears the answer to that question is yes.