Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Labour's Budget 'Strategy'

I am baffled by the Labour Party's response to the vote on the Budget today.

They put forward an amendment, which the SNP Government supported - yet they still didn't vote for the Budget as amended. Well, if the Labour group had more problems beyond the issue of skills academies and Modern Apprenticeships, why didn't they submit an amendment that dealt with those issues?

I'm sure it looked like a super-duper strategy to the Labour Party adviser of the month, whatever that strategy was...

But, yet again, the Labour group in the Scottish Parliament have left themselves open to ridicule. What were they trying to achieve today? A robust and fair Budget for Scotland? To score points against the SNP Government? To get through unscathed? I don't think they have achieved anything for themselves, the issues the claim to care about or the people of Scotland.

Perhaps things will be become clearer tomorrow...

1 comment:

Malcolm Harvey said...

Nice to know you like to read my musings! Still can't fathom Labour on the budget, but ours is not to question, merely point and laugh...