MORE than two-thirds of Scots deemed too sick to work in the last year have come straight off the jobless register - undermining Labour’s claims to have stopped using the sick list to conceal unemployment.That's not news to everyone. Some people already understand that:
the welfare system is already bankrolling social failure in inner-city constituencies.Probably from Civitas, wouldn't you think?
And how about this:
"Every problem the Scottish Executive and local authorities deal with - education, crime, antisocial behaviour - can be traced to the underclass living in Scotland today,"I'd guess the Social Affairs Unit for that one.
And could this be the Scottish Conservative Party speaking up for the poor old taxpayer:
the price of Westminster’s failure to tackle the problem will also be paid by council tax payers who must foot the bill for social services. This problem is especially acute in Glasgow where council tax is the highest in Britain.No, that's a bit too radical for our local Tories I'm afraid.
The shocking truth is that those three quotes reflect the thinking of a Scottish Labour MP, who was, unsurprisingly, "speaking on condition of anonymity". Please, whoever you are, throw away the cloak of anonymity and start off a real debate about Scotland's future.