Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Scotland's Budget Bill Agreed

The Budget Scotland No 4 Bill has just been approved in the Scottish Parliament. The voting:

For 66
Against 45
Abstentions 14

More information about the abstentions will be published in the Scottish press.

Congratulations to John Swinney!


Anonymous said...

I'll second that. It's not altogether easy to get a budget through when you are a minority government. I watched John this afternoon and felt pride that this was how our govermnent in our courtry dealt with this important matter.

I had the pleasure of congratulating John in his office last year. I do so again this year from a distance, but no less scincerely.

Mr. Mxyzptlk said...

Thanks to the Conservatives the snps Natural supporters...
Or as john swinney should of said

God save the Union

like the conservative and unionist saved the Nationalists...well in name only the snp are just a busted flush irrelevant and at the margins of politics all right in a town council............but running a Nation pleese!!!

The Scottish Government’s £30 billion Budget has been passed by MSPs after a string of funding concessions were announced to secure opposition support.

subrosa said...

Aye he did well Tris. Will be interesting to know who abstained.

subrosa said...

That's the way it's done Niko. Wheeling and dealing.

subrosa said...

Actually Niko, the Herald's numbers are wrong. It was 45 against. I took the number from the live broadcast.

Strathturret said...

Yes well done John Swinney.

Looks like Labour were really throwing their train sets out of the pram today!

subrosa said...

Hopefully that'll be the end of the Garl nonsense Strathturret. I'm sick of hearing about it.

Strathturret said...

Its a joke. Coming from the North by train you get to Queens St then have to walk/bus/taxi to Central Station and then climb aboard GARL to the Airport. With a few kids in tow you will drive to the Airport!

Glasgow's useless politicians have had a century to sort out the Queens St - Central link.

subrosa said...

I've never tried it Strathturret, always drive to Paisley.

Even Glaswegians say it won't make much difference because the bus service is excellent.

It'd be like the Edinburgh tram saga if it went ahead.

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