The rather predictable reply to the Autumn Statement came from the SNP’s treasury spokesman Stewart Hosie, who said: “That is why we must have full economic decision-making power in Scotland to deliver prosperity with a purpose.”
The SNP have significant powers, and a hefty budget. Surely they control enough levers to actually begin to demonstrate how they would deliver prosperity.
Their big problem is that we simply cannot trust them with more responsibility in the near total absence of such a demonstration of their “ability”.
What we have seen in the past two months is vindictive politics aimed not at raising significant income, but merely to exercise their increasingly socialist tendencies supported by a minority of the population (a fact).
Delivering prosperity necessitates that they embrace wealth creation.