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Beast from the East not nearly so beastly as Sturgeon’s grandiose SNP

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The ‘Beast from the East’ – the cold wave which swept Britain in February and March – caused the death of thousands of sheep and cattle. Scottish farmers had to pay substantial sums to dispose of the carcasses at approved premises.

The Scottish Government set aside £250,000 for this purpose but there were 2,930 farmers applying so that averages out at £85 per farmer.

In 2017 the Scottish Foreign Aid budget was £10million and Nicola Sturgeon pledged to increase this to £12million a year by 2020.

The Scottish Government has just given £300,000 of emergency aid to Syria, Yemen and South Sudan/Northern Uganda as part of the SNP £1million-a-year humanitarian aid fund.

This £1million is additional to the £10million.

The UK foreign aid budget includes Scotland, so why should Scotland give more whilst farmers and local councils struggle?

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Clark Cross
Clark Cross is a retired chartered accountant, finance director and managing director. He lives in Scotland.

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