So the SNP lost the referendum, they run Scotland very badly and use bullying and lying as part of their everyday political tactics. Having lived in Scotland and being half Scottish I am very saddened at the turn of events. This fantastic country being trashed by very small minded politicians. So I have written several articles about the situation. (click on highlighted text to see article)
Should we kick the whingeing Jocks out of the UK?
Scottish YES campaign thuggery, mob intimidation and bullying
The Scots aren’t very bright
How Alex Salmond lies about Scottish finances
The Scottish problem is getting worse
Jocks stupid to vote SNP
As I predicted the SNP contingent in Westminster are an ineffective running joke. The Scots have thrown away the vast political power they once had at the heart of British government. They are now reliant on David Cameron’s charity if they are going to get even crumbs. Meanwhile in Scotland the SNP are running the government abysmally, with all major departments performing very badly. The Scottish people deserve better.
And still the SNP are in utter denial about the economy, telling the Scottish people an endless tirade of lies. They still say that Scotland is self sufficient and they still demand fiscal autonomy. The reality is that Scotland is utterly parasitic on the English taxpayer. If they had to pay their own bills they would very rapidly be poorer than Greece.
In March this year the Institute for Fiscal Studies calculated the shortfall at £7.6 billion every year. This is money the English taxpayers are having to work to earn only to throw it over Hadrian’s Wall. The last census of Scotland put the population there at 5.295 million. This means the subsidy from the English amounts to £1,435 per person every year for every single Scottish resident. They should be saying “thank you very much” to the English taxpayers. And, as you can see, it is a completely different story to the SNP lies.
And now there is further proof of the scale to which the Scottish people have been lied to. The Office for Budget Responsibility has now reported that North Sea oil and gas will generate just £100m a year in tax in future. Which in economic terms is pennies and which makes Scotland even more dependent on the continuing generosity of English taxpayers.
It will be interesting to see just how bad this is when the economists work it through their models. Certainly Scotland is now parasitic to far more than £1,435 per person per year. It would be perhaps interesting to give the English a vote on Scottish independence based on these facts.
An independent Scotland would depopulate very rapidly indeed as it would be unable to sustain its population and they suffered extreme austerity. Houses would be worth nothing. Most businesses would collapse as the economy imploded. It would set the clock back 200 years. It would be worse than The Clearances.
On the Daily Politics today Andrew Neil forensically exposed SNP lies as he put their deputy leader Stewart Hosie on the rack. For the next 30 days you can view this here. Well worth a look as you can clearly see the quicksand upon which SNP lies and promises are built.