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MSE News: Why is Scotland an oasis for claims cowboys?

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Consumer Rights
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Former_MSE_HelenFormer_MSE_Helen
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edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Consumer Rights
"Mike Dailly, from Glasgow's Govan Law Centre, bemoans the inequality as there'll be an England & Wales-only ombudsman ..."

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  • zagubovzagubov
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    MSE_Helen wrote: »
    "Mike Dailly, from Glasgow's Govan Law Centre, bemoans the inequality as there'll be an England & Wales-only ombudsman ..."
    Read the full story:

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    'I blame the Scottish Government' the article says as a sub-heading.

    Hardly surprising, as he's described in the media (but not in this article) as a Labour Party activist.

    End result I'm not sure how much of this is objective and how important the problem is other than as a chance for a defeated party to have a go at the winners. :(
    There is no honour to be had in not knowing a thing that can be known - Danny Baker
  • Well, you could look at it this way.

    The English parliament (lets include wales in that description as it isn't a real country) decided "Hey, somethings wrong, lets introduce some consumer laws to protect the public from unscrupulous companies"

    The Scottish government goes "Oh, hey, that looks interesting, but no, we either can't be arsed, too !!!!ed, or everyones shifting the blame from the tramworks to a different department in a massive cockup of "Pass The Hot potato"



    You want responsibility to make your own decisions in law and have a parliament, fine, but don't complain to us when you screwup.


    You can't exactly blame anyone else other than the SNP government, I mean one party has a sodding majority.


    <Opinion of a Scottish resident lived here more hand half his life>
  • visidigivisidigi
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    Well, you could look at it this way.

    The English parliament (lets include wales in that description as it isn't a real country) decided "Hey, somethings wrong, lets introduce some consumer laws to protect the public from unscrupulous companies"

    The Scottish government goes "Oh, hey, that looks interesting, but no, we either can't be arsed, too !!!!ed, or everyones shifting the blame from the tramworks to a different department in a massive cockup of "Pass The Hot potato"



    You want responsibility to make your own decisions in law and have a parliament, fine, but don't complain to us when you screwup.


    You can't exactly blame anyone else other than the SNP government, I mean one party has a sodding majority.


    <Opinion of a Scottish resident lived here more hand half his life>

    Exactly what he said, cake and eat it comes to mind lately with the way Scotland is going...somethings going to give...
  • zagubovzagubov
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    Well, you could look at it this way.

    The English parliament (lets include wales in that description as it isn't a real country) decided "Hey, somethings wrong, lets introduce some consumer laws to protect the public from unscrupulous companies"

    The Scottish government goes "Oh, hey, that looks interesting, but no, we either can't be arsed, too !!!!ed, or everyones shifting the blame from the tramworks to a different department in a massive cockup of "Pass The Hot potato"



    You want responsibility to make your own decisions in law and have a parliament, fine, but don't complain to us when you screwup.


    You can't exactly blame anyone else other than the SNP government, I mean one party has a sodding majority.


    <Opinion of a Scottish resident lived here more hand half his life>
    We didn't. I'm complaining about a "news"article that's a thinly disguised party political rant.
    Still, feel free to join in. :D

    Funny how the labour MSP didn't think of the initiative when their party held power for so long. Too busy stopping all those Scottish foxhunts etc. and all those other issues that stop everyone north of the border sleeping at night. ;)
    visidigi wrote: »
    Exactly what he said, cake and eat it comes to mind lately with the way Scotland is going...somethings going to give...

    Yep, that's a political debate all right.
    There is no honour to be had in not knowing a thing that can be known - Danny Baker
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