We have to live within our means. We can’t count on oil and gas to be our saviour. We need to build up the real economy – the private sector and manufacturing – not civil servant pencil pushers and form designers.
The Centre for Public Policy and the Regions seems consistently pessimistic.
The level of NHS spending should be protected in Scotland but somebody really needs to get a grip on what that budget is actually spent on. At least down south they have had the bottle to start tackling the waste. There are so many myths surrounding the sacred cow that is the NHS in Scotland.
- Exiled Leither
A lot of people extolled the virtues of private management of the NHS, citing less red tape, cheaper provision and better delivery of service, but we are now seeing evidence of how dangerous that is.
Interesting to note from PMQs that some drugs are not available in England.
Using the “free” zillions that are wasted on pointless Gaelic instead on health and social care would be wonderful.
How about people start accepting some responsibility for themselves and pay for their own services? Nothing is free in this world. Someone else is paying for you and sick of doing it.
I imagine the Westminster cuts will be accepted by the Labour Party after Johann Lamont’s call for the means testing of benefits.
Cuts have to be made and we are all in for a very hard time.
- Charles Linskaill