It is also obvious that he and other members of opposition parties have not read the devastating criticism of these proposed tax powers by the respected independent economist Margaret Cuthbert in her paper, Flawed Scotland Bill Tax Proposals - A Trap for Labour.
In her paper she shows that no matter which option a future Scottish Government were to take based on these tax powers, either increasing, decreasing or even restoring the full 10 pence tax rate, the Scottish economy would not benefit and could even suffer drastically.
On top of this we are to have the privilege of paying 45 million to implement this tax system and another 4.2m each year to maintain it.
Hopefully the Scottish Parliament will say "no thanks"
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