Leaving aside the unfortunate typo, one must wonder why exactly the SNP are trumpeting this. They lost the referendum; we wouldn't have our hand on the famous 'levers' to deliver change and 'grow the economy'. In fact - quite the opposite - Westminster (yes, those evil bastards once again) were going to crush 'us' with their austerity drive. What's going on?
A difficult one, maybe - but surely not beyond Ms Joan McAlpine. She simply has to say that it's all the Scottish Government's doing! And if we had more of the doings of the Scottish Government, we'd have even more bigger better news!
Joan - always close to Salmond
Commenting, Joan McAlpine MSP said:
“Today’s record employment figures are very encouraging indeed. With the limited powers it has, the Scottish Government is making progress on tackling unemployment across all groups – in the face of the UK Government’s ongoing austerity agenda (amazing how the Scottish government with its limited powers has done this. Can anyone explain it? And how long can we continue this?)
“Female employment is now at a record high of 1,288,000 – and this is welcome evidence of the Scottish Government’s on-going work to tackle inequality (yes! welcome evidence! on-going work! Let's keep this as vague as possible.)
“Only a strong team of SNP MPs will ensure that Scotland’s voice is heard at Westminster so we can deliver the best possible deal for Scotland with more powers to create more jobs, grow the economy and allow us to build a more prosperous and fairer country.”
So, more powers will create more jobs and grow the economy. Interesting. Let's hear what these powers are. Presumably every sovereign independent country in Europe has these powers. Only poor old Scotland is lacking them. Spain, for example, must have them. Jeesus, I wonder why half their youth are unemployed? Presumably none of their political parties are campaigning for more powers as they have them, so maybe they don't know how to use them, the clowns. Johnny Bloody foreigner. Let's send McAlpine over there to teach them how to use those powers properly.