We might have hoped that a devolved Scottish administration
would use a consultation method more sympathetic to the dispersed rural estate communities that typify the north-east of Scotland, rather than applying urban design principles out of context to drive their policies through us.
The issue became more pressing this year, when the Scottish administration
announced it would cut the duty in half by 2021, with reductions beginning in April 2018.
The SNP Government are the first Scottish administration
in a long time to open new railway stations.
The Scottish administration
said it would cut the duty in half by 2021, with reductions beginning in April 2018.
All the major parties have signed up to proposals to hand new powers to the Scottish administration
, including the power to set income tax rates and bands.
Freedom of Information laws were designed to enhance open government but the current Scottish administration
treats them as a game and reveals exactly what they choose.
Mr Moore called on the Scottish administration
to work with the UK Government over the coming weeks to agree arrangements for a "clear, legal and decisive" referendum, which could be held within 18 months.
I have it on good authority that in Scotland they have a graduate tax which was introduced by the Lib-Dems when they were part of the Scottish administration
Yet while Scottish Liberals may act as a lightning-conductor during some of the Scottish storms provoked by Cameron and his Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne (in alliance with the Scottish Lib-Dem Danny Alexander and his party leader, Nick Clegg), the Tory-led coalition may find a form of partial insulation from the full shock of cuts which, according to the Scottish administration
's economic advisers, will mean reduction in real-term public expenditure for the next six years.
It also revealed a clear majority think the Scottish administration
Critics of the move accused the government of Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and the devolved Scottish administration
, of freeing Megrahi to win business deals with Libya.