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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:29 am 
To win this referendum, the SNP are willing to sacrifice the truth, millions of pounds and
the basic credibility of policy formulation by government.

Alex Salmond's flagship childcare plan is missing £700m and 40,000 mums according to Holyrood civil servants.

The Daily Record says

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ALEX Salmond’s flagship childcare plan was branded a “shambles” yesterday after it was demolished by the Scottish Parliament’s own officials.

Neutral civil servants at Holyrood published a bombshell briefing paper which found that the key plank of his argument for independence is missing £700million and 40,000 mums.

The revelation forced the SNP to admit they had done no economic modelling of their figures and have no idea when the initiative would begin to pay for itself.

Scottish Labour’s Neil Bibby said it showed “just how amateur and ridiculous the Scottish Government’s policy-making has become”.

The pledge to give all children over a year old 1140 hours of childcare by the end of 2024 was at the heart of the high-profile White Paper on independence published by Salmond last year.

SNP strategists hoped the move would help them win support from women, who polls show are more strongly opposed to independence.

The White Paper claimed raising free nursery provision from 600 to 1140 hours a year would allow six per cent more women to take up a job as they wouldn’t have to juggle
childcare responsibilities.

That would raise £700million in extra taxes to fund the free nursery places.

But the Scottish Government have now admitted those figures are only illustrative and not based on actual sums. There is no hard evidence that the proposed extra childcare would lead to a six per cent rise in the female workforce – or generate £700million.

But the biggest blow to the SNP’s credibility is that there aren’t enough young mums in Scotland to boost the workforce to the required level.

Record View: Scotland deserves better than half-baked indy ideas from the SNP

The SNP’s plan, based on employment levels in Sweden, would require an extra 104,000 women to go into work.

Yet the Scottish Parliament Information Centre revealed that in 2011, there were only 64,000 jobless women with children under primary school age.

And of those, only 14,000 said they would like to go back to work if they could.

Spice produces analysis for MSPs like the House of Commons Library and is independent of
the Scottish Government and political parties.

Scottish Labour’s Neil Bibby said: “This analysis by the Scottish Parliament’s independent experts blows apart Alex Salmond’s flagship childcare proposal.

“No full costings, no economic analysis, no financial modelling and the fact that they’re at least 40,000 mothers short shows just how amateur and ridiculous the Scottish Government’s policy-making has become.

“The SNP have misled parents. Scotland deserves better than this. It is more evidence that you can’t trust a word that comes out of Alex Salmond’s mouth.

“It would appear, given how shambolic this proposal is, that the SNP have no intention of ever having to deliver it. If they win in September, then no one will be able to hold them to it.

“To win this referendum, the SNP are willing to sacrifice the truth, millions of pounds and
now the basic credibility of policy formulation by government.

“It is a shoddy state of affairs from a shoddy government, peddling a proposal which
simply doesn’t add up.”


This one policy proposal fiasco is typical of the planning of the Fool's Paradise Yes voters are being conned and tricked into.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:39 am 
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Daily Record = B@ll@cks
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:54 am 
Because you are a Yes supporter we will let you ignore the truth, always. :beach


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:57 am 
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The Spice analysis looks at the sums on day one of the policy.

The policy is projected over a number of years.

While there are only currently 64,000 women with children under the age of five who are economically inactive there will be another 140,000 children born in Scotland over the next five years.

Innes, do you disagree with the policy of providing better child care so more women can enter the workplace?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:02 am 
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Like all newspapers the Daily Record is in the business of making money, NOT printing the truth.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:18 am 
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Like all newspapers the Daily Record is in the business of making money, NOT printing the truth
. Yes, money might be their motivation.

Whereas the Yes Campaign is in the business of misleading the country, pure and simple. No one can argue they are corrupted by money.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:50 pm 
Nick you deleted my post deliberately. Yet again you shy away from the truth. Shameful. You can't face it


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