Different Scotland in the UN report on ‘Workhouse Britain’

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Here are the main references to Scotland. I’m sure you will draw your own conclusions about where to lay the blame and what to do in the future:

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Wait, late news from Reporting Scotland:

‘President Mugabe says an independent Scotland cannot expect easy transition to UN membership.’

https://undocs.org/A/HRC/41/39/Add.1

4 thoughts on “Different Scotland in the UN report on ‘Workhouse Britain’

  1. Ludo Thierry May 23, 2019 / 4:25 pm

    Meanwhile the britnat entitled elite just keep chugging on. I note that following Andrea Leadsom’s resignation the latest round of musical Ministers has seen some bloke called Mel something or other replace Leadsom and the various shift arounds has seen the latest new Minister in the tory govt as someone called Rebecca Pow – So what say you? – Well – Rebecca Pow had to pay back expenses claimed for her adult children (in their 20s) for a Parliamentary scheme that was meant to assist those MPs with young families rent a larger 2nd home (for Parliamentary business). They just can’t help themselves can they? – That sense of entitlement is just too strong to resist.

    Link and snippets below:

    https://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/news/17636155.rebecca-pow-blames-ipsa-for-expenses-mistake/

    TAUNTON Deane MP Rebecca Pow claims she has done nothing wrong after becoming embroiled in the latest MPs’ expenses scandal.

    Ms Pow says she has paid back rent she was incorrectly reimbursed for one of her three children.

    The Telegraph has reported that Ms Pow had vowed to pay back £629 claimed in rent in 2017-18 for her three children, all in their 20s.

    Rebecca Pow, a government aide to Amber Rudd, also said she would repay incorrectly overclaimed money after reportedly claiming £629 in rent in 2017-18 for a dependent and continues to be registered for children.

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  2. stewartb May 23, 2019 / 5:09 pm

    The UN report is damning. And yes, the likelihood of the findings regarding the mitigating efforts of the SG being reported by the corporate media is very low.

    Adding to the important extracts quoted above, there is also this in the very next para (Para 86). The last sentence is especially powerful.

    “86. But mitigation comes at a price, and is not sustainable. The Scottish Government said it had reached the limit of what it can afford to mitigate, because every pound spent on offsetting cuts means reducing vital services. The mitigation package in Northern Ireland runs out in 2020, leaving vulnerable people facing a “cliff edge” scenario. For devolved administrations to have to spend resources to shield people from government policies is a powerful indictment”.

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  3. iamsoccerdoc May 24, 2019 / 11:44 am

    Cue, “ah but they couldnt do this without their Barnett bonus”. So its sort of damned if we do – provide better public services because London is “paying” for them – and damned if we don’t – because it just shows the ineptitude of the Scottish Govt and why we still need London to look after us.
    As for Mugabe, there are two reasons not to worry about any such comment. One is his lack of influence. The second is that this has maximised and he was replaced by Emmerson Mnangagwa.

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