UK takes £80 000 000 000 from Scotland

– and then has the cheek to say Scotland is too poor! UK Tax on North Sea Oil and Gas could have been equivalent of £5000 annual windfall for every home in Scotland.  ALBA Party have said that the Chancellor’s raid on the North Sea shows that the UK Government can’t afford Scotland to become… Continue reading UK takes £80 000 000 000 from Scotland

£8 Billion to the UK Treasury

In only 9 months – And Counting. “The Treasury has banked a bumper £8billion windfall from the North Sea in just nine months, according to new research. “Figures published by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce today reveal that offshore operators and licensees have been paying an average of £45.6million in tax per day during… Continue reading £8 Billion to the UK Treasury

ALBA will always stand up

For the people of Scotland, and we will always stand up for Independence. This week I secured a debate in the House of Commons which shone a light on the latest example of Scotland’s massive energy resources, in this case offshore wind, being cabled south, but with Scotland getting very little in return.  No financial… Continue reading ALBA will always stand up

SNP walk out when ALBA speaks up for Scotland

SNP MPs betrayed their real interests on Tuesday in Westminster. Rather than contribute to a debate on Scotland’s renewable energy potential, the SNP left as soon as Alba’s Kenny MacAskill started speaking. If they were interested in Scottish Independence they would have listened to the argument, contributed to the debate, and advanced the cause of… Continue reading SNP walk out when ALBA speaks up for Scotland

The UK’s “Moron Risk Premium”

Since Quarteng’s disastrous Budget the international financial markets have been judging the UK’s credit rating using the “Moron Risk Premium”. The credit rating determines how much it costs to borrow money on the international exchanges. Contrary to the impression give by the Better Together bunch, the UK runs a continuous financial deficit – it’s always… Continue reading The UK’s “Moron Risk Premium”

Salmond calls for Referendum

Salmond: Recall Holyrood to immediately table referendum bill to capitalise on Westminster’s Chaos Posted by Alba Party, October 20 ALBA PARTY LEADER ALEX SALMOND has called for Holyrood to recalled so that a Bill for a Scottish Independence Referendum can be tabled in the Scottish Parliament immediately to take advantage of the chaos in Westminster. … Continue reading Salmond calls for Referendum

Ferries – some home truths leak out

Why is there no real scrutiny of what’s been going on? The Scottish Government’s processes and oversight for commissioning new ferries has been brought into serious question by the revelations liniked to below. Alex Salmond’s government always tried to show that a Scottish Government could be more competent, more focused, more relevant to Scottish issues… Continue reading Ferries – some home truths leak out