The UK Chancellor talked of “projecting influence” by increasing military spending to £40bn, hailed cuts to HMRC, resulting in the loss of 2,000 Scottish jobs, announced plans to cap housing benefit, and pledged backing for new nuclear and fracking.
Patrick Harvie, Scottish Green MSP for Glasgow, said:
“The Chancellor’s apparent u-turn on tax credit cuts is a mere pretence, and vast numbers of people will still lose out, either now or under Universal Credit instead.…
The opportunity to become a clean technology leader, end fuel poverty and create thousands of jobs must be seized
Blackout Britain! The energy crunch is coming!
The apocalyptic headlines we see in some sections of the UK’s press give the impression that we should be stocking up on canned goods and candles and preparing for a dark winter of discontent. The reality is quite different, but there are challenges we must confront.
I sit on Holyrood’s economy, energy and tourism committee and we recently published a detailed report following an inquiry into security of energy supply.…