Finance secretary happy to keep hated Tory legislation victims “on the hook”.
By Inra Munny
SKINTLAND’S FINANCE secretary has set out his spending plans for the next two years, insisting he would continue subsidising the middle class.
John Swindley said there would be more money for upper band council tax payers and more subsidies for those who can already afford it.
He also said that the SNP government would make some token gestures so that it appeared they cared about poor people evicted from their homes.
But the opposition accused him of putting the boot into Scotland’s most vulnerable in order to play politics for the Indy campaign.
Bloviating in the Skintish Parliament, Mr Swindley said his draft budget, worth an awful lot of pocket money and funded by the big boys Treasury at Westminster, would also pay for some SNP vanity projects.
And he added that it was important for top band council tax payers to get substantially more of a subsidy than the “common clarty basturts” in cooncil hooses.
Mr Swinney said the draft 2014-15 budget would:
- See more people kicked oot their hooses to aid anti-Tory rhetoric
- Maintain middle class subsidies in order to keep them on board with the SNP’s raison d’être.
- Invest £24m in 2015-16 on a national ‘burn the booze’ hate ritual and supermarket windfall tax.
Fat cat apologist with all the cream spokesperson for the SNP, Wee Naebudy, said: “This budget will ensure that even if we don’t vote Yes next year, the Skintish civil service will still be much better off than the cooncil scheme riff raff. We’ll let them eat cake.”