Happy Saint Andrew's day

Happy Saint Andrew's day

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30 Nov 2013
mph
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tonycsm

Their objective is Nationalism rather than what is necessarily in the interests of the prople. 



or personal ambition..................... ?
Posted 4 Dec 2013
click_gotcha
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tonycsm

 Given that Scotland already spends more than almost any other UK region per head, then that shortfall will have to be made up somehow.




But then we also contribute more per head than the rest of the UK.

Posted 4 Dec 2013
tonycsm
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tonycsm
mph

or personal ambition..................... ?



Quite possibly but there again, that could be said of many ambitious politicians
Posted 4 Dec 2013
tonycsm
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tonycsm
click_gotcha

But then we also contribute more per head than the rest of the UK.



I've heard this argument before - could you explain in more detail how you come to that conclusion? 

Posted 4 Dec 2013
click_gotcha
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click_gotcha
tonycsm

I've heard this argument before - could you explain in more detail how you come to that conclusion? 



http://scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0041/00415871.pdf

From last years GERS report, Scotland's population is 8.3% of the UK as a whole, it raised 9.9% of taxes if you include a geographocal share of Oil revenue.

From the BBC:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-24866266

If oil revenues are included in GDP figures, Scotland is shown to generate more per head of population than the UK as a whole. For Scotland, it is £26,424 per head compared with £22,336 per head for the UK, according to Scottish government estimates.

If you do not include oil and gas revenues then there is little difference in the figures - GDP per head in Scotland was £20,571 in 2011 and for the UK it was £20,873.





Posted 4 Dec 2013
Edited by click_gotcha 4 Dec 2013
jivago
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mph


And sometimes the devil you know..............


What! More of the likes of Osborne? - Just NOooooooooooo!!!!

Posted 6 Dec 2013
KevinJS
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Talk about hi-jacking threads, this was a lighthearted Happy St Andrews Day post, now it is a political issue

Posted 7 Dec 2013
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