So, let's try and answer these questions.
"1 What new powers is Holyrood guaranteed in the event of a No vote?"
Does Ms. Sturgeon think that the Westminster Government revolves around Salmond and her? Whatever is proposed has to go through the House of Commons and be debated, so is she wanting to deny the House of Commons their democratic right? She just wants
to be at her beck and call? Westminster
"2 Can you guarantee future
governments will retain the Barnett formula, which is used to calculate 's
annual grant from the Treasury?" Scotland
The answer is no, this is a remarkably stupid question, no government can bide future alternative governments to their policies.
"3 What will the impact be on Scottish families of the £25bn of new public spending cuts announced by the Chancellor this month?"
They will be less well off, imagine not being able to work that out on her own, really sad and pathetic.
"4 Can you guarantee
will still be in the EU in
2020 if there's a No vote?" Scotland
No, see answer number two.
"5 What extra powers will be devolved to
to grow the working population?" Scotland
Is this a question about immigration, if so, that is a reserved matter.
"6 How many more children will be living in poverty in
Scotland in 2020
as a result of
How many more children will be living in poverty by the SNP plan to open the floodgates on immigration or don't you give a shit about the damage you do?
"7 What steps will be taken to close the growing gap between rich and poor?"
None, they like the Scottish National Party aren't doing anything meaningful and that isn't likely to change under Salmond and Sturgeon's leadership.
"8 What will the
's national debt be in 2016?" UK
That depends on various factors some of which can be controlled and some that cannot, it is a stupid question and demonstrates short sightedness and lack of awareness. Another Sturgeon fail!
"9 Will an Oil Fund be established in the event of a No vote, as we plan after a Yes vote?"
No, and on that, the SNP can't guarantee when or even if monies can be paid in if there was an independent
"10 How many
army, naval and air force personnel will be based in in 2020?" Scotland
That will depend on a defence review by the current government of the day, see answer two.
"11 How much will Scottish taxpayers have to pay for the replacement of the Trident nuclear weapons system?"
The tax system is the same for the whole of the
UK, so, the same rates as people in . England
Finance and taxes
"12 If the Barnett formula is scrapped, by how much would
budget be cut after a No vote?" Scotland
Given the Barnett formula isn't getting scrapped, this is a stupid question, how long is a piece of string? Is she quoting a
no, she is just making it up. Westminster
"13 If the Barnett formula is retained, by how much would
budget be cut after a No vote?" Scotland
All budgets are subject to review because of tax receipts can vary. How many Scottish Colleges places have been cut by the SNP? According to reports a staggering 37%, what is being done about that SNP scandal? Nothing!
"14 What will
personal tax rates be in 2016 and beyond, and how will improve the tax system, including
See answer two, is Ms. Sturgeon saying there will be a Tory Government in 2016? As before how can anyone commit to want they might do without a mandate from the people? How far is beyond as a timescale till the world ends?
"15 Will the rate of VAT be increased, cut, or stay the same in 2016 and beyond?"
See answer two, the level of stupidity in the Scottish National Party truly beggars belief. This is utter tripe, no wonder people are starting to wake up to the bad deal we are getting from the SNP.
"16 What will be the level of Air Passenger Duty (APD) in 2016 and beyond?"
Ever heard of inflation, again we are at answer two, can Sturgeon guarantee what a Labour administration in Holyrood will do to enact SNP policies? This is bullshit petty low brow knuckle dragging politics of the swamp.
"17 Why has APD not been devolved to the Scottish Parliament, as recommended by the Calman Commission on devolved powers?"
The Calman Commission didn't place or is binding on the coalition to enact anything.
"18 Will a system be put in place to guarantee the minimum wage will always rise at least in line with the cost of living?"
That is a matter for the House of Commons to be decided if debated.
"19 What additional tax powers will be devolved to
in the event of a No vote?" Scotland
See answer two, yet again, there will be no pre-negotiation on devo max until the referendum is settled.
"20 What additional economic powers will be devolved to
Is there a learning problem in the SNP because you keep asking the same question in various forms repeatedly, ever considered IQ testing in the Scottish National Party?
"21 What powers will be given to
Scotland to combat in Business Secretary Vince
Cable's words the "giant suction machine" of ?" London
See answer number 20.
"22 What will you do to narrow the huge regional differences in GDP per head, which are greater in the
than in any other EU country?" UK
Use the taxation system and work with partner agencies to improve conditions, that is the kind of talk that SNP use to blow people off.
"23 What additional powers will be devolved to increase women's participation in the labour market?"
Oh, the clumsy crude pitch for the women's vote, Bill Walker killed that off stone dead for the SNP. How about armed guards to stop SNP MSPs smashing women's faces in Sturgeon?
"24 What additional measures will be devolved to
to boost Research and Development?" Scotland
See answer number one, but she can forget anything happening until after 2015 election, there isn't the time on the Parliamentary timetable.
"25 Will additional competitive powers be devolved to encourage major firms to locate their HQs in
This is quite boring, already we are half through and it is the same question more or less over and over again, see answer number one.
"26 Will corporation tax be devolved to give businesses in
a competitive edge?" Scotland
A competitive edge over whom? Over the English or the Welsh or the Irish? The phoney standing up for
routine, its pathetic and
old and tired. Scotland
"27 What powers will be devolved to encourage reindustrialisation and halt manufacturing decline?"
Like the SNP outsource steel contracts aboard that kind of shit?
"28 Will the post study work visa be reintroduced?"
If this is an attempt to reintroduce it, it is rather crude and clumsy, people dying to come to Eckistan are they?.
Social justice, families and health
"29 Will the
still be one of the most unequal
countries in the developed world?" UK
Yes, and as we see with the SNP candidacies for the European Elections, not a single ordinary member selected, so let's have no talk about equality from Sturgeon. Try typing in google SNP vote rigging and see how much the SNP 'care' about equality.
"30 Will all current universal and pensioner benefits remain or will some be means tested?"
Everything is open to review.
"31 In the event of a No vote, will you guarantee funding for fund a long term expansion of childcare in
Scotland to match the best provision in Europe?"
How you manage your grant is your business, not the Westminster Government, make your own political choices and live within your means or better still, get off your arse and generate money instead of spending your 'giro'. How about less taxpayers money to SNP members setting up little groups for starters?
"32 Will Scotland's age profile be taken into account when decisions over the state pension age are made?"
"33 What will be the state retirement age for people in
who are starting work this year?" Scotland
Again, no government can bide a future government about 50 years into the future, is Sturgeon saying she wants to know what will happen in 2063? Isn't this a waste of time for her as she will be dead and buried and forgotten?
"34 Will the bedroom tax be abolished?"
By the Tories, No, by Labour, Yes, if they are in power in 2015.
"35 Will the bedroom tax be extended to pensioners as suggested recently by an MP from one of the No campaign parties? Julian Brazier MP for
No, that would be political suicide for Cameron.
"36 Have you assessed the impact
Westminster welfare cuts will have on 's NHS?" Scotland
"37 The NHS in
is being privatised. Given
that cuts in funding for public services in England England
trigger cuts in the Scottish budget, has any study been done of the impact on
Scotland of NHS privatisation in ?" England
"38 The Tories have just one MP in
Scotland, yet are leading the government. How can Westminster
get the government it votes for?" Scotland
Vote for the Labour Party, simple question.
"39 Nine out of 10 Scottish MPs voted against the bedroom tax. How can you ensure the views of Scottish MPs are not ignore in future?"
Each MP gets one vote, that is democracy, is Sturgeon saying each Scottish MP should get 10 votes to an English MP's one?
"40 Royal Mail has been privatised what guarantees can you give that other public services will not be privatised against the views of Scottish MPs?"
"41 How much money per year will taxpayers in
be expected to contribute to funding the unelected House of Lords?" Scotland
Well giving that taxpayer money funds Holyrood there is an argument to abolish the regional lists which allow publicly unelected people into Holyrood who are unelected by the public.
EU and Defence
"42 When will an In/Out referendum be held on the
EU membership?" UK
Not in this Parliament, maybe in the next if there is a Conservative win.
"43 If a majority of people in
Scotland vote to remain members of the EU in an
In/Out vote going against the grain what will happen to ?" Scotland
"44 If the
government fails to renegotiate the 's EU membership terms, will it
recommend withdrawal?" UK
It will not recommend withdrawal, all major parties leaders are committed to
"45 Will Scotland get any direct representation in
Europe to negotiate for our fishing and
farming industries after a No vote?"
No, the SNP will not get direct representation, it is a reserved matter, the EU doesn't allow for this, to ask shows incredible lack of understanding of how
"46 If Scotland had been independent during the most recent EU farming talks we would have qualified for an extra €1 billion of funding. How will that shortfall be made up?"
Given you never had the money in the first place; you never had a shortfall, try winning an independence vote first and then apply.
currently receives the
lowest farm payments of any country in the EU. Will this continue?" Scotland
Why don't you get the two numbnuts who are elected as SNP MEPs to ask and campaign or are they utterly incapable? What have they achieved as MEPs other draw their salary anyway? What have they done?
"48 What guarantee is there that
will not be hit again by disproportionate defence staff cuts in the future?" Scotland
Defence is based on strategic need, didn't Angus Robertson work that out yet for the SNP?
"49 Will the 7,000 service personnel promised to be returned from
ever arrive?" Scotland
What's it to you?
"50 How much money will be spent on the replacement of Trident with a new generation of nuclear weapons?"
Do your own research if you are capable.
Nicola has asked 50 questions.
I will just ask one.
How much time was wasted on this pointless tit for tat exercise, if it was clever questions then some people might see a point, but this is just banal tripe, the embarrassing thing is that unpopular Nicola Sturgeon couldn’t recognise it.
I have probably asked the only real question that working class Scots would want addressed.
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