Barnett calls for the scrapping of Barnett

Iain Dale notes Joel Barnett is now calling for the scraping of the Barnett Formula a short term solution to UK internal Cabinet problems, which has become a permanent fixture and in practice guarantees higher levels of government spending in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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