Labour in pledge to go beyond powers of ‘the vow’

Labour in pledge to go beyond powers of ‘the vow’

GORDON Brown and Jim Murphy will today unveil a new general election pledge to give Holyrood the power to top up and vary the UK's state pension and welfare benefits.
The former prime minister and the Scottish Labour leader will promise measures that go beyond those set out by the Smith Commission, which was set up to make good on “the vow” to give Scotland more powers made by the main unionist parties in the run-up to September’s vote against independence.
Under the plan, if Labour wins the general election in May, ministers at ­Holyrood will be able to compensate for any cuts made by... read more

2 February 2015 in Politics, Views: 39
Source: Scotsman

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