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what an intelligent and industrious nation we Scots are.
that its a complete crock of shite
So i'm not sure it really matters.
Besides, these people would have access to the figures, so i'm tempted to believe them.
Wouldn't call it unbelievable, but it does the job.
have completely written off winning seats/votes in Scotland for the next generation then?
hillsbrough probably was the fans fault really too
Johann Lamont* has been bigging up Tory policy.
*It's ok, no one else has either - she's the leader of Labour's Scottish wing.
Opinion polling ftw
This wouldn't be the case.
(If it's true, which I doubt it is without serious massaging of the facts)
what's the figure for England/other economies? How much of the tax take do the other 12% contribute?
She followed it up with saying that 12% generate all of Scotland's wealth. Terrible person.
"Over the past 30 years has seen an increasing proportion of the population of total households becoming overall net recipients of the state. This has been particularly marked in the past ten years: in 2010/11, 53.4 per cent of total households received more in benefits than they paid in taxes – compared to 43.1 per cent in 1979 and 43.8 per cent in 2000/01. Around three
million more households were net recipients of the state in 2010/11 than just ten years earlier."
Here's a link for you not to click: http://www.cps.org.uk/files/reports/original/121005151233-TheprogressivityofUKtaxesandtransfers.pdf
It seems those stats include 'benefits in kind' - health service, education etc. - i.e. the stuff you pay taxes for in the first bloody place. They use 'benefits' to include these things, which is really misleading. I'm sure she's done the same. Jeez Louise.
She's quite into the self hate thing, it would seem: a Scot slagging Scotland; ex-services but hates government expenditure; a lesbian against marriage equality...
then it just alerts 88% of the voting public that they're on to a good thing, and not to vote Tory!
Only 11% to go. Trailblazers of the occupy movement! Makes sense, seeing as Scots politicians have been occupying Westminster for years, hur hur..
Though surely if this were the case, which I highly doubt, then wouldn’t a lot more Conservatives be up for Scottish Independence?
on "facts" rather than ideology.
The Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party (to give them their full name) need Scotland, because they need 'The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland', because they're suck in an Empire mindset. Unfortunately for them, reality or facts don't really support that, hence the torrents of prejudice and misinformation they're forced to resort to.
When I got into my flat there were booklets on what you can apply for and how to apply, with both my flatmates making more than they would in a job (they could go for with no experience, qualifications and not wanting to do more than 3 days a week). I couldnt apply for housing benefit, JSA or working tax credit in England however Ive beenCHASED to apply for wtc and housing benefit up here. Its cool. Free money.