7 June 2009

...until the faucet got jammed ...

It seems that the plumbing issues I mentioned surrounding the gouting, foamy excitement of announcing Calman's final resolutions ... miscarried. Per the Scotland on Sunday today, and contra Mr Maddox' story in the Scotsman earlier in the week, the Commission will not propose to abolish the so-called "Barnett formula".

Recalling that shadowy "senior Whitehall source" who promised that their report would advocate "more radical proposals than people might think", if they've discreetly decided to retain the funding mechanism, what is left in their policy bag? Showy but inconsequentials? Consequential but narrow? Splendid and vim-full?

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