in tonight Euro Election count because it will allow him to comment on another Parties woes
Peter probably the most enthusiastic Blogger who is a member of a UK legislature strangely has no comment on the LibDem disastrous showing in the Local Government elections in England.
In some ways the UKIP "earthquake" (or was it a tremor") masked the disaster to his Party as I pointed out yesterday they lost all their seats on Islington Council despite the fact they were in control eight years ago
But they also ended up with no Councillors in Liverpool which was once their flagship of urban liberalism.
|No overall control||1974–1983||1974 – 1975 Cyril Carr (Liberal)|
1975 – 1976: Bill Smyth (Liberal)
1976 – 1978: John Hamilton (Labour)
1978 (May – June): Eddie Roderick (Labour)
1978 – 1979: John Hamilton (Labour)
1979 – 1983: Trevor Jones (Liberal)
|Labour||1983 – 1987||1983 – 1986: John Hamilton|
1986 – 1987: Tony Byrne
|Liberal||1987 (March – May)||Trevor Jones|
|Labour||1987 – 1992||1987 (May – October): Harry Rimmer|
1987 – 1990: Keva Coombes
1990 – 1992: Harry Rimmer
|No overall control||1992 – 1996||Harry Rimmer (Labour)|
|Labour||1996 – 1998||Frank Prendergast|
|Liberal Democrat||1998 – 2010||1998 – 2005: Mike Storey|
2005 – 2010: Warren Bradley
|Labour||2010 – present||2010 – present Joe Anderson|
Now the council is much smaller because they now have a Mayor but to have no councillors in an area where you were once a major power looks pretty awful
|Party name||Seats won||% of votes|
|UK Independence Party||0||9.74%|
|Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition||0||1.22%|
|National Health Action Party||0||< 1%|
|Old Swan Against the Cuts||0||< 1%|
|English Democrats "Putting England First"||0||< 1%|
|English Democrats "More Police - Catching Criminals"||0||< 1%|
So back to Pete what does he comment on ...
"The paper quotes a 'comprehensive' Treasury analysis that found that the state pension would be less affordable in an independent Scotland unless it could attract almost half a million more immigrants. Civil servants have calculated that Scotland would need the population increase over the next 20 years – the equivalent of a city the size of Edinburgh – because there are fewer workers north of the Border paying taxes to fund each OAP’s pension.
A separate Scotland would have to more than treble its projected annual net migration from 7,000 to 24,000 if the funding gap relative to the UK was to be closed, it said.
Without a steep increase in immigration, actuaries have warned that each worker would have to pay hundreds of pounds more in tax to make good the shortfall.No doubt the SNP have allowed for this in their calculations".