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  morddwyd 21:04 21 Mar 2012

A bit overshadowed by the budget is the Scotland Bill.

Among many other things, Holyrood is to get power over drink driving and speed limits.

SNP have long wished to reduce the drink drive limit more in line with the rest of the EU.

Best get our extradition treaties drafted!

However, since the UK Supreme Court has the power to overturn Scottish convictions, some interesting times ahead.

(And please don't come over all serious and tell me the tax raising powers are far more important; I'm just having a bit of fun)

  Condom 23:23 21 Mar 2012

Perhaps you should have read just a little bit longer as I think there is also mention of a plan to prevent the UK Supreme Court overuling the Court of Session which makes sense as Scots have a completely different legal system to England.

  Toneman 10:25 22 Mar 2012

A quote from 1984? "As the BBC personal money pundit explained this morning people will not be any worse off they just won't be as much better off as they would have been without the change."

  anskyber 15:32 22 Mar 2012

I accept that the pensioners will benefit from the increase in personal allowances but then so will all workers who pay tax. So the difference is the age related allowance will not increase in line with inflation and therefore the true value of the allowance will reduce in line with inflation.

I rather see that as being worse off. There is further irony in that we are always asked to plan ahead with our finances, those coming up to 65 may have done just that only to see the allowance vapourised in front of them.

The heralded increase in the basic state pension is no gift to the ameliorate the reduction in the value of the age related allowance even though it is trumpeted as such. The increase would have happened any way under the triple lock policy previously announced. Given the inflation rate was high last September when the percentages for increase are set it the lock that the Chancellor found himself in has simply been spun to his advantage.

  morddwyd 20:03 22 Mar 2012

Would you two please knock it off?

I don't want yet another thread locked because of your infantile antics.

  morddwyd 20:04 22 Mar 2012

"Perhaps you should have read just a little bit longer"

I did.

It said the system would be reviewed.

That doesn't necessarily mean changed!

  Aitchbee 08:05 23 Mar 2012

Did you know...there was a British film made in 1958, called..." Gideon's Day "...where the 'hero' had an eventful but frustrating day!

  Aitchbee 08:09 23 Mar 2012

...and if anyone dares to call me infantile...let them!

  Aitchbee 08:44 23 Mar 2012

fourm member - my clear inference was ...that Gideon Osborne had a 'bad hair' day, yesterday, in the aftermath of his " 'Robin' the Poor, to help the Rich " Budget. He will be known to me as Gideon The Robber!

  Aitchbee 09:04 23 Mar 2012

morrdwyd - I was getting a bit fed up, the way you were ...sorry for going off course.

fourm member - I am only trying to encapsulate the mood of the country (Scotland)...with a bit of humour...nobody would like to be called Gideon!

  Aitchbee 15:53 23 Mar 2012

buteman - US title was 'Gideon of Scotland Yard' ... for good measure!

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