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40 minutes ago, eFestivals said:

with so much more money to spend pewr person, scotland is rolling in it, no austerity, where have the snp wasted all the money, there'll be mega austerity worse than anything which can be blamed on tories, if scotland votes for indy.

Free prescriptions for all, free personal care for all despite many easily having the ability to pay. They have a 19p tax band.  What that does however is lower the standard of care as social services have to depend on central government and council tax for all funding.  Mrs c is a carer and the pressure to get round so many cases per day is overwhelming.  Education standards have been dropping for decades. They have only one priority and that is to get another referendum without having to explain the economic realities of such a move. It’s convenient to blame everything on Westminster.  They enjoy power without responsibility relying on the Barnet formula to keep the cash flowing.  They complain about lack of funding etc yet have tax  raising powers but are scared to use them for fear of losing votes.   The Labour Party really needs to get its act together and reclaim their heartlands here. When campaigning on the doorsteps for them I find for many the heart rules the head.  The rhetoric and soundbites of the nationalists have more appeal that economic facts and figures. 

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12 hours ago, Ozanne said:

The YouGov poll shows Sunak popularity has fallen from his March budget and this budget is also less popular. Funny how you've linked it back to bashing Labour again when they weren't even mentioned. 

Just tempering your eternal optimism with a dose of reality.

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14 minutes ago, Ayrshire Chris said:

Free prescriptions for all, free personal care for all despite many easily having the ability to pay. They have a 19p tax band.  What that does however is lower the standard of care as social services have to depend on central government and council tax for all funding.  Mrs c is a carer and the pressure to get round so many cases per day is overwhelming.  Education standards have been dropping for decades. They have only one priority and that is to get another referendum without having to explain the economic realities of such a move. It’s convenient to blame everything on Westminster.  They enjoy power without responsibility relying on the Barnet formula to keep the cash flowing.  They complain about lack of funding etc yet have tax  raising powers but are scared to use them for fear of losing votes.   The Labour Party really needs to get its act together and reclaim their heartlands here. When campaigning on the doorsteps for them I find for many the heart rules the head.  The rhetoric and soundbites of the nationalists have more appeal that economic facts and figures. 

vicious circle, many voters have given up on labour because tories always win (and labour kind of took their vote for granted), but voting snp just keeps tories in power. And the unionist side see voting tory as the only sure way of keeping Scotland as part of the UK.

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2 hours ago, steviewevie said:

vicious circle, many voters have given up on labour because tories always win (and labour kind of took their vote for granted), but voting snp just keeps tories in power. And the unionist side see voting tory as the only sure way of keeping Scotland as part of the UK.

Yes, that’s what I find all the time. It’s an uphill struggle trying to bring folk back to labour. It’s all about an anti Tory vote rather than a vote based on policy.  I also hate the word  ‘unionist’ to describe anyone who is against independence.  That word has always been too closely associated with the Scottish Tories.

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On 10/29/2021 at 11:32 PM, efcfanwirral said:

I personally don't care about the climate stuff as I'm never having kids, but our lives are going to change a lot, whether we agree with it or not. 

Mattiloy already covered everything else I'd want to say in response to this, but I'll just add that this is one of the most naive things I've ever read on this site.

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