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  1. Rosie
    Member

    Spokes has Spoken on the active travel measures in the Programme for Government.

    http://www.spokes.org.uk/2021/09/programme-for-government-21-22-making-it-happen/

    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. chdot
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    A quiet rebellion is now brewing among the SNP’s civic chiefs. Edinburgh Council leader Adam McVey was the first to break ranks, challenging then Scottish government’s culture secretary Fiona Hyslop in 2018 over the capital’s desire for a tourism tax that would add £1 to hotels’ guest bills. In 2019, the Scottish government caved in, and announced it would allow councils to impose tourism taxes and also workplace car-parking levies, though these changes have yet to come to fruition.

    This was seen as a start, but it still denies local government meaningful fiscal freedom. At the SNP’s annual conference at the weekend, McVey came back for more, putting forward a motion calling for councils to be allowed “local flexibilities”, warning they relied “too heavily” on annual budgets from Holyrood. New central government initiatives such as expanded childcare are passed to councils but are not fully funded, and therefore eat into core budgets.

    https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/scotland/2021/09/why-the-snp-must-stop-hoarding-power-in-edinburgh

    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. gembo
    Member

    Spotted Joanna Cherry today at Balerno Farmers’ Market. She admired my Tam O Shanter and enquired where I acquired it. I said strangely enough in the SNP shop in Nort( Berwick. She replied she didn’t know there was an SNP Shop in Nort( Berwock. I said this was so long ago that it was when the SNP were a joke party. She said she remembered as her dad used to take her. then she felt my Pom Pom.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  4. acsimpson
    Member

    We picked up a Christmas tree and some brownies there earlier but missed your tam o shanter.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  5. gembo
    Member

    Sorry to miss you. Those brownies looked good.

    Posted 1 month ago #

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