Scottish Get New Powers After Rejecting Separation

This prediction has happened. It’s considered one of Spirits more accurate predictions because of  the number 55, which ended up representing the 55% of Scottish voters who would vote no to separation. Now the last part of the prediction has happened as the voice and power of Scotland has grown within Britain’s Parliament.

Notes on 9-17-14
Spirit, will Scotland vote yes on Independence? I asked
“No, however it will ensure the voice of Scotland will be heard louder.”
I had a visual of individuals holding up new IDs.

The Facts on 11-27: “Britain’s main political parties agreed Thursday to grant Scotland new tax and spending powers to fulfill a promise of greater autonomy made as politicians scrambled to persuade Scots to reject independence in a recent referendum.
The plans are unlikely to satisfy hard-core Scottish nationalists, but could have far-reaching consequences, taking Britain toward a looser, more federated state.
In a Sept. 18 referendum, 55 percent of Scottish voters opted to remain in the United Kingdom, while 45 percent voted to leave.” Quoted News:

28 responses to “Scottish Get New Powers After Rejecting Separation”

  1. allen Avatar

    as always, great job eric!

  2. star48 Avatar

    Eric, important news
    , Britain announces new powers for Scotland . Edging toward Federalism.

    1. Eric Leigh-Pink Avatar

      good for them.

  3. star48 Avatar

    Eric uh- oh., England moving away from promises..
    “Sturgeon said: “It is abundantly clear that the priorities this UK government have outlined in the Queen’s speech are not the priorities of the Scottish government.”

  4. star48 Avatar

    Eric, update…before May, 2016 elections.,-
    –laying groundwork for 2nd referendum..?

  5. star48 Avatar

    Eric, good update..
    .Scotland to get some powers a year earlier than planned..

  6. star48 Avatar

    Eric, regarding new power.
    “Senior peers are threatening to obstruct a key piece of legislation to give Scotland greater tax-raising powers in a row over secret talks over new fiscal arrangements between Holyrood and the Treasury.”

    “The influential House of Lords economic affairs committee is to put down a motion calling for the Scotland bill, due to hand Holyrood powers over £11bn worth of income tax, to be suspended until parliament is shown the full details of a deal over how Holyrood is to be funded.”


  7. star48 Avatar

    Eric, SWC, update.” Excerpt–
    Scots to revise funding plan after talks with UK fail.

    “That legislation, agreed after the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, will give Holyrood £15bn worth of new income tax and welfare powers, and assign it 50% of all VAT raised in Scotland, currently worth £4bn a year.

    But those new financial powers will cut the Treasury’s grant to Holyrood by the same amount. With billions of pounds at stake, the two governments are at loggerheads over how to calculate the grant in future by allowing for different rates of population and taxation growth.”

    1. Eric Leigh-Pink Avatar

      Thanks for the info.

  8. star48 Avatar

    Nicola Sturgeon rejects £4.5 billion English tax deal
    “Nicola Sturgeon has rejected a Treasury offer worth £4.5 billion of English income tax over the next decade to break the deadlock over transferring Scotland’s new powers.
    The First Minister claimed the proposal was not new or “serious” and did not satisfy the key recommendation by the Smith Commission, which drew up the powers package, that Scotland should suffer “no detriment”.
    Another excerpt.———////////————————////////———————
    “However, six of the Smith Commission’s ten members – including Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green politicians – yesterday said they broadly backed Ms Sturgeon’s stance.
    MSPs called for a deal to be reached by February 23 so they have enough time to scrutinise it before Holyrood is dissolved for May’s election.”


  9. star48 Avatar

    in follow up to Feb 23rd timeline deadline.
    Information laid out that fundamental disagreement on No detrimental harm is the crux of problem now facing Westminster and Holyrood.
    Regarding Devolution Funding.


  10. star48 Avatar

    Eric, Deal has been reached..
    The Treasury said the new agreement laid the ground work for the Scottish parliament to become “one of the most powerful of its kind in the world,” while ensuring the deal was fair to taxpayers in the rest of the UK.
    “The Scottish Government will get new borrowing powers – so that it can manage its budget effectively and invest up to 3 billion pounds in vital infrastructure, while being accountable to the Scottish people for its decisions,” the Treasury said in a statement.
    The Scottish government also welcomed the deal, saying it was fair, and ensured that the budget would not be reduced during a six-year transition period in which new tax powers would be handed over.

    1. Eric Leigh-Pink Avatar

      Thanks for the info.

  11. star48 Avatar

    Scottish Government to make 50 changes to land reform bill

    Far reaching..
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    Scottish parliament to be elected 5/5/16
    Excerpt..Professor John Curtice, senior research fellow at ScotCen Social Research, said: “The fact that the Scottish Parliament to be elected on May 5 will be a markedly more powerful body than its predecessors fits a public mood that, following on from the referendum, is more supportive of a powerful Scottish Parliament than ever before.”

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    Finally …..Law…..received Royal assent.
    “The Scotland Bill which hands sweeping new powers over tax and welfare to MSPs received Royal Assent last night and has now become law.

    It completed its Parliamentary stages yesterday evening and Lindsay Hoyle, deputy speaker of the House of Commons, later announced that it had received Royal Assent.

    The bill hands Holyrood the ability to set income tax rates and bands, control over a significant part of the welfare system, including the ability to top up welfare benefits and create new payments. and control over air passenger duty.”

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  14. star48 Avatar

    Eric, after Brexit…
    Scotland overwhelmingly voted to stay in EU.

    one article would Scandinavia want Scotland..

  15. star48 Avatar

    Eric, SWC,
    2 nd independence..bill being drafted…

    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirms Scottish Government will start work on draft bill for a second independence referendum – @JamieRoss7

    1. Eric Leigh-Pink Avatar

      Sounds like round 2

  16. star48 Avatar

    Eric, here is the draft referendum.
    Scottish government publishes draft independence referendum bill

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