Thursday, March 3, 2016
Financially ass raped, unpopular SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon creates her own poll tax career ending event as she unveils double council tax increase for middle classes, a whole country is in the process of getting Scandinavian tax without the Scandinavian lifestyle, wait till the bills fall through the letterbox, then the anger will be real
I wonder how many middle class SNP voters are waking up to the realisation that they are mugs.
You have got to laugh at recently events as Nicola Sturgeon failed to bring forward radical proposals instead opting for a halfway house in a failed council tax system.
I said in the past, and continually say that the SNP is a Cult, a party within a party, a party which will betray its own members.
And now it hits home to them, in the best possible place.
Not in the googlies, but in the most sensitive spot in a household, the money supply, it seems that Nicola Sturgeon is doing a cash grab on Middle-class households across Scotland with a two-stage increase in their council tax next year of up to £640 each.
It seems that as well as betraying the poor over equality, Sturgeon is betraying the rich over fairness, and having the cheek to waffle on about being progressive.
Yes, they will pay more money, yes, they will get lesser services but Nicola is suffering, she is circa £144k a year, two houses to live in and a huge raft of expenses to draw on, and of course there is the free food at events she attends.
So, apparently the reforms announced by Nicola Sturgeon are sold under the illusion that she is raising money for schools.
We already have schools, what we need is an education system that is fit for purpose, anything coming along the track about that beyond rhetoric?
Niet, nein, no and non!
The top four of the eight council tax bands will be squeezed, and to add to the amusement, you can safely put a bet on tax rises in Scotland when the SNP get more powers.
Just think of it, for the first time Scots can pay Scandinavian tax without the Scandinavian lifestyle, the ghetto of Govanhill will not be seeing pavement café culture anytime soon. This will be the kick in the teeth to the wealthy for voting SNP, but Nicola is also extending the pain to Unionists as well.
Keep an eye for supporters businesses ‘getting an earner’ out of this, huge tradition in the SNP of their supporters accessing government cash.
There are 645,644 properties in Bands E to H across Scotland, so a hell of a lot of people are going to get shafted in the near future, if you take in the people who will be eligible for relief, it comes down slightly to just under 600,000 facing a double increase in their council tax.
What will further anger the punters is Sturgeon standing in rooms with handpicked supporters saying the rise is “reasonable and measured”. This will prompt much hand clapping as the idiots think they are involved in some kind of class war.
Scotland is so to be the highest taxed part of the United Kingdom; this will have a knock on effect regarding the economy, but let us not forget that many people will be losing their jobs in local government.
Did you like the 80’s, music, flared trousers and big hair, well welcome to the start of the wasteland, a new skintland, a new people punishing party. The SNP’s replacement for stamp duty has already dramatically increased the cost for larger homes, so the road to disaster has already been trod, more to come as Sturgeon has previously indicated she plans to increase income tax on the better-off.
In case you are worried about poor Nicola, don’t worry, she is minted to the hilt, plus who can forget the taxpayer funded expenses.
Council tax should have been replaced, but instead of being radical Nicola Sturgeon bottled it but the SNP did use the word ‘radical’ which shows a commitment to hoodwink the gullible.
Councillor David O’Neill, president of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, said he was “embarrassed” by Ms Sturgeon’s proposals as they “completely ignored” the recommendations of the Scottish Government commission of which he was a member.
Kezia Dugdale, the Scottish Labour leader, said:
“I live in a Band D property and earn £60,000 a year. I won’t pay a penny more under the SNP plans. What’s fair and progressive about that?”
So, what should this clueless shallow hollow woman have done in government?
Perhaps she should have been radical by deeds instead of just mouthing off words; yet again Nicola Sturgeon has proved she is a hypocrite, devoid of the truly big ideas and vision. A few posts ago, I blogged on Sturgeon accepting a ‘pig in a poke’ over the fiscal framework, now she has botched on council tax.
Scotland is now screwed!
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University