HomeBlogHow the SNP can still win the vote for an independent Scotland: The Yes camp can turn the debate around by focusing on the dismantling of the welfare state south of the border
  • Humanity2012 October 18, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Shame upon the Knuckleheaded Millionaires Cabinet in

    They together with their Liberal Democrat Lackeys have turned
    the UK into a Nazi Cloud Cuckooland of Misery and Oppression

  • George October 18, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    I hope that Scotland does vote for independence,England will be better off as England will no longer be paying a grant to Scotland,in fact more per head is spent on the Scots than English.
    If independence does not “work out”for Scotland will they be allowed to become part of the union again?
    Having read that the population of Scotland is around six million,say a million are of pension age and half a million unemployed,how are four and a half million going to keep Scotland going with their taxes.
    Maybe Shaun Connery will move back to Scotland and stop becoming a tax exile,he claims he loves Scotland so much,maybe when he has to pay his fair share of tax he will be of a different mind to live there.

    • ian stewart October 18, 2013 at 5:17 pm

      This is the usual ignorant comment made by people who know nothing of the FACTS concerning Scottish Independence, Scotland pays 9.6 per GDP to Westminster, and get 9.3 Back in block grant, Sure the SNP Government do spend more per head in Scotland than England, But this is done within the “allowance” they recieve from London, Its called prioritising ,balancing the books, and good Government, Over 50 countries have become Independent from the UK care to name any who have ask to get back ?

      • Elaine S October 19, 2013 at 1:05 am

        2011/2012 figure was even higher Ian, we paid in 9.9% and only got 9.3% and thats for a population of only 8.6%. George, I suggest you type in GERS, which is the independent Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland just to clarify the years of bullshit down south have been fed so the UKGov could keep Scotland shackled to them. Scotland have many,many resources that bring plenty into the economy and as folk up here state…..our oil is a bonus,not a basis of our whole healthy finances for the future. Check out McCrone Report as well. We were massively conned back in the late 70s so we too thought we were “too poor,too stupid and too small” whilst the UKGovs both Labour and tories hid the evidence of our mass wealth in oil. We have this great opportunity to thrive whilst our oil though not as massive in the 70s but most definitely enough to give us an oil fund.

      • George October 19, 2013 at 4:21 pm

        Those countries which have gained Independence from Britain continue to receive overseas aid,if it was up to me,independence would mean just that,your on your own,cut loose.
        Four and a half million paying taxes,is that enough to keep Scotland going with all the promises Salmond has made.
        A new currency,the bawbee was mentioned.Defence,is Scotland going to have its own army,is Scotland going to have its own health service,and work and pensions.
        Roll on next year.

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