For those who can get behind the Times paywall (and I am not sure if this article is ring fenced by it or not) a much more balanced report of my views on the devolution of tax powers to Scotland was published in the Scottish edition of that paper on Saturday and on the web this afternoon.
It would seem as if the SNP reacted to this as if I spoke for Labour: I don't. I only speak for myself.
The Labour reaction to it is quite odd: changing the rate of national insurance contribution made by an employer does not change the entitlement to pension benefits so the comment made makes no sense.
I offer it for debate.
When I get time (and it is in very short supply) I will write a more comprehensive review here. But right now writing a course for my students has higher priority.