Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Darling's Balanced Budget, ... But the SNP Won't Like It.

Alasdair Darling has delivered his budget, and the Tories are baffled: they don't know whether to attack it as too generous or too stingy. And he outhought them by having the abolition of Stamp Duty for first time buyers on houses below £250,000 funded by a Stamp Duty rise on houses over £1million.

He also announced an agreement to reduce tax evasion between the UK and Belize, in what was seen as a sideswipe at the Tories and their Vice Chair, Lord Ashcroft.

The Tories don't like it.

And one other thing is sure: the SNP won't like it either.

Now, you may ask, why would I say that: what in particular will the SNP not like?

The answer is: I don't know, but I'm sure the won't like's in their genes... they're the SNP...they just won't like it.

Mark my words....


  1. Whereas, of course, Labour in Holyrood never ever votes against or abstains when it comes to SNP budgets, eh Bravefart?
    Oh, except that they always do- even when it contains their own amendments.
    Labour in Scotland are the very definition of knee-jerk oppositionalism.
    And their pet press won't always be there to save them. The edifice is crumbling... Team Glasgow no more, Donald Martin no more, Newsquest...?

  2. Anon
    Are you saying you didn't like it?

  3. It was pretty much as I expected. I personally think Darling did as well as he could.
    Now, do you agree that Labour in Scotland are the very definition of knee-jerk oppositionalism?