Completely unaffordable

The Scottish budget is already massively in deficit. The percentage of the population who do not pay income tax is already 45%. There should be no representation without taxation.

Why the contribution is important

Scotland would bankrupt itself if it pursued this absurd proposal.

by GordonR on August 17, 2021 at 07:10PM

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  • Posted by MarionM August 18, 2021 at 21:04

    Each option of UBI or MIG a ridiculous notion. Better to invest monies in creating wealth through good education and improving employment opportunities eg in badly needed trades, manufacturing industries and technology, not just government hand outs funded by existing tax payers. This has to be amongst the worst proposal from SNP that I've seen yet.
  • Posted by robg August 19, 2021 at 12:54

    The Scottish govt has a balanced budget and therefore CANNOT be in deficit. FACT. Most adults pay uk tax wether it be VAT or even council tax. FACT. A basic grasp of the circular flow would help you with your economic ignorance.
  • Posted by Edinburgher August 19, 2021 at 14:15

    Establishing an environment where those who create wealth can flourish would do far more for Scotland than just handing out more freebies in an attempt to bribe an electorate.
  • Posted by MaryCM August 19, 2021 at 19:50

    For a government which cannot balance its books despite huge subsidies from the UK, how will this be paid for? It will be down to the 50% of the population who are already net contributors contributing even more. So far Scotland has a land and building tax far higher than England and a more punitive tax regime. This will be a further disincentive to hard working, entrepreneurial people to stay in Scotland.
  • Posted by MMitchell August 26, 2021 at 09:21

    It does appear that more money needs to be put into education beginning with educating the ignorant about Scottish government budgeting and the non existent ‘huge subsidies’ from England that Scotland actually pays for (and more). Then maybe we can get on with giving people an income they can rely on and not be at the mercy of employers who put profit before people.
  • Posted by Peterfromfife September 02, 2021 at 10:12

    It’s nonsense to suggest that Scotland is a net contributor to UK funds. Scotland, according to GERS figures, did this for a few years only. It’s just as well we were part of the UK during the pandemic and thank goodness for Boris and his vaccine procurement success. SNP/ Socialist views on a ‘just society’ still rely on capitalism including companies making profits. Suggestions of any other economic system, that is actually successful and indeed just, are fanciful and have never been successful in any country in history.
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