Discussion in 'Scotland/Alba' started by danny la rouge, May 30, 2017.
Delayed because of Manchester. Due any moment now.
The Snp @theSNP
This is interesting. True but interesting.
This seems to be the lead message.
Waiting for the conditions for second Indy ref and so on.
Full manifesto here: https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.n...to_–_General_Election_download.pdf?1496133726
Not had a chance to flick through yet.
"When the time is right and the options are clear."
So that's clear then...
To be fair, that depends on who is in Downing Street and what happens with the Brexit negotiations.
I think the announcements regarding the referendum were well worded. I'll peruse the manifesto shortly.
Full speech here: Nicola Sturgeon’s speech at the SNP General Election manifesto launch
From page 8 of the manifesto. I think that's clear wording, and the right wording.
The SNP group at Westminster has elected former investment banker Ian Blackford as their Commons leader.
Not a positive move, in my opinion. Here's his form:
"AN INDEPENDENT Scotland should abolish capital gains tax (CGT) on business investment to deliver economic growth, strong social provision and improve living standards, says a former SNP treasurer.
Writing in The Sunday Times, Ian Blackford argues that the SNP should go further than cutting corporation tax to attract investment and bolster the economy.
The UK government has increased CGT from 18% to 28% for higher rate taxpayers, while an entrepreneurs’ rate aimed at encouraging people to build up businesses stands at 10%.
Blackford argues that a zero rate in Scotland could act as a magnet for investment, sending out “a very important signal that Scotland is entrepreneurial and open for business”."
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