25 June 2010

Quote of the day

Iain Macwhirter in The Herald. Seems familiar somehow:
It’s actually very difficult to know how you go about cutting departmental spending by 25% in real terms. Do you throw a quarter of prisoners out of jail? Close a quarter of all libraries, museums, schools?
Scotland could actually be rather less seriously hit than it might first appear. One-third of the Scottish bloc is health spending, and if that’s ring-fenced, say some analysts, then thanks to the magic of the Barnett formula, other areas will actually be cut less.
But a good article nonetheless.

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