- Defence. The SNP has its views on Trident , but it would be possible for an independent Scottish Government to choose to keep the infrastructure in Scotland.
- Welfare. The SNP has its views on the 'bedroom tax' and other interesting UK Government initiatives, but it would be possible for an independent Scottish Government to dismantle the welfare state.
- Taxation. The SNP has its views on cutting some taxes, but this is open terrain. Scotland could be a low-tax-low-public-provision state or a high-tax-high-public-provision state. It could redistribute income or contribute to growing inequalities.
Thursday, 4 April 2013
In the future, SNP policy may not be Scottish Government policy
This is a very short, cut-out-and-keep blog to use when people confuse SNP policy with Scottish Government policy. Currently, they can be treated as the same. In an independent Scotland, the SNP would be one of many viable parties (even if it does not seem like that just now). Use it for examples such as: