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?But a good article nonetheless.
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.
25 June 2010
Quote of the day
Iain Macwhirter in The Herald. Seems familiar somehow: