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« UPDATED POST: The UK Tax System is "not fit for purpose". Surely Scotland can do better? | Main | Campbell Christie says Calman is like Poll Tax »

September 08, 2010

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The election of coalition government in Westminster means we could repatriate the revenue without a Holyrood bill however. A one line change in the Scotland Act is all it takes. A simple matter, since the government has already promised to re-open the Scotland Act post-Calman. And remember the coalition’s Scottish representation comprises mainly Liberals from rural constituencies.Concerning land reform, I have been a follower of who owns Scotland for sometime and it is a shame the royal family land links and intermarriage info is no longer there. For those who may not be aware, Andy had a long struggle against Ordinance survey for map usage. Originally he had permission, which suddenly suddenly withdrawn with demands of exorbitant fees. It has struck me as a particularly nefarious exercise by the OS and I have to wonder at its motivations. Overall it is an amazing minefield Andy has had to go through, spending decades trying to find out which 'front' organisations own huge chunks of land and who are behind them.

There have been noises in the Scottish parliament to change the way Crown estate revenues are managed since before the SNP won the last election.
The SNP have not really done a lot here and it is only back on the agenda now.

Concerning land reform, I have been a follower of who owns Scotland for sometime and it is a shame the royal family land links and intermarriage info is no longer there. For those who may not be aware, Andy had a long struggle against Ordinance survey for map usage. Originally he had permission, which suddenly suddenly withdrawn with demands of exorbitant fees. It has struck me as a particularly nefarious exercise by the OS and I have to wonder at its motivations. Overall it is an amazing minefield Andy has had to go through, spending decades trying to find out which 'front' organisations own huge chunks of land and who are behind them.

So, Its not only crown estate, many British institutions need to be brought under Scottish control and Ordinance survey is just one of many that are currently an 'arms length' of the BRITISH Government.

I digress. Land reform is also something the SNP has on the back burner. The fuedal legacy really needs to be totally dismantled.
Back to the main topic. The Crown estate are a parasite. A body that unilaterally has control of activities and revenues (mainly) on our shoreline and is yet another example of extra regio revenue to Westminster. Not only should their activities cease the revenue taken is tantamount to theft and should be paid back with interest.

"It is surprising that the Scottish government has not challenged the power of the Crown Estate."

Yes it is.

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