Kenneth Gibson’s committee’s report decreed that the budget was an example of the Government procrastinating on important decision making, and it made the point that the Government was failing to make the strategic decisions that it needs to make. Does he still agree with that point?
Given that one of the two income tax measures that the Government set out raises only £7 million, is the member suggesting that that should be reviewed?
In some ways, this debate is summed up by what we have just heard: a desperate, flailing SNP speech—something akin to a second-rate George Osborne tribute act—that attempts to blame a Labour Government for a global financial crash, despite the fact that the previous Labour Government left the economy growing. We will have no more of that chaotic nonsense. This has been a chaotic budget....
Labour MSP for Edinburgh Southern
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election
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