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And I think it is bad in Northern Ireland!

Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Conservative leader, is to highlight official figures showing that only 283,080 households north of the border – 12 per cent of the total – pay more in tax than they receive in public services. She will tell delegates that, because the public sector is seen as the key provider of everything from housing to employment, state spending now accounts for more than half Scotland’s wealth. She will blame Alex Salmond, the SNP First Minister, and his Labour predecessors for nurturing a “corrosive sense of entitlement” among voters that has prevented her party making

88% of Scottish households parasite off the State! Hoots but there’s a little Caledonian reality check for you.  Davidson is also right to attribute this to the entitlement agenda retailed by the Left. Same here in Northern Ireland, maybe even worse. Too many worship at the high altar of the State – the great benefactor which provides all it thinks you will need from cradle to grave. And none dare observe  that..

“A government big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.

Worst of all, all this Scottish State largesse is funded by ENGLISH taxes stolen via the Barnett formula. How can Scotland prosper when 88% of households take more from the State than they pay in?

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  1. Before all the English whingers get their knickers in a twist it would be useful for them to find out the equivalent figure for England.

    Scotland contributes 9.6% of all UK taxes and gets back 9.3% of all UK spending. It is subsidised by no one.

  2. I’m not a supporter of independance, but I’m getting more so. Living with Scotland is like living with a stroppy teenager. They think they’re entitled to more than their share of everything without making any contribution.

  3. Tondew, your claim directly contradicts with Paul C’s above. Which is correct?

    Personally, if I lived with such a stroppy teenager I think I’d be teaching them a bit of self – reliance.

  4. If it make’s Paulc happy, I will say, “I’m sure the jock’s are subsidising all of the rest of the UK.” …but we all know that it costs £3 to park at my local hospital, £7 something for a prescription, £9k a year to go to University. our old folk don’t get free homecare…..obviously the jocks arent subsidising us enough, or we’d have the same level of public spending per head of population as they have.

  5. Tondew … we also know that £1 billion of Scottish money was spent on London’s OLympics. We all know Scottish money is being used to pay for London’s crossrail. We all know Scottish money is being used to pay for the new generation of super fast English trains.

    Do you understand the meaning of subsidy. More per head may be spent in Scotland but it is also the case that Scotland contributes more per head so it does not follow Scotland is subsidised. As you have already been told but haven’t taken in, Scotland contributes 9.6% of all taxes and gets 9.3% of all spending.

  6. I have no idea what the true figures are. However I expect your figures are claiming North Sea Oil as 100% Scottish. Strip that out and your figures paulc are probably baloney.

    That said politically (I’m pretty sure grassroots) England wants rid of you, far more than Scotland wants rid of England. So ‘be off with you’ as soon as possible please. Get on with it Fishface Salmond have your referundum, declare UDI, go go now remain gone. Goddbye. Farewell and take back , Broon, Bliar etc. Go and take your share of debts with you.

  7. 40 seconds worth of googling around found the following on the BBC. What you spending your £3K on Paulc? Go away and be independant…please.

    “What about revenues? The same source shows Scottish total non-oil tax revenues coming in at £42.7bn in 2009-10, or £8,221 per head, which compares with total public expenditure attributable to Scotland of £59.2bn, or £11,370 per head.

    Incidentally, these numbers include not just the so-called “identifiable” public spending that took place in Scotland, on schools, roads and the like, but also more amorphous parts of the budget like defense and debt interest.

    On this basis, Scotland ‘got’ £16.5bn more in UK public spending in 2009-10 than it contributed to total UK revenues – or a ‘subsidy’ of around £3,150 per head.”

  8. I have nothing against the Scots.
    Why should I?
    They’re rubbish at Rugby.
    Not much better at fitba.
    They have some decent comedians.
    Beautiful countryside,
    and fantastic porridge, which is good for you in all sorts of ways.
    They have some great people too.
    Certainly in the past the Scots played a large part in running the Empire,
    incredibly brave soldiers..engineers,
    The list goes on.
    Hey and that’s me an Englishman acknowledging all that!
    But something has happened to Scotland.
    Their leaders seem to have encouraged a sense of resentment, a sense of unfair treatment, and a desire for a greater share of the cake:
    without necessarily doing anything creative to justify it.
    So they seem to have gone the Scottish Socialist Road, bearing the flag of Entitlement! and shouting their warcries of discontent…
    I recommend a copy of “The Cinderella Man” be issued to every Scottish household in return for their copy of BraveHeart.
    It would do them all the world of good.

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