9 out of 10 porridge wogs get more in public services than they pay in tax

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  1. Wordsmith

    Wordsmith LE Book Reviewer

    Here's an interesting economic model.

    Nine in ten Scots 'living off state's patronage' - Telegraph

    On that basis it's difficult to see how Scotland's going to avoid going bust after independence.

    Wordsmith
     
  2. You could have given us a heads up - I've got no popcorn or Hobnobs in the cupboard.
     
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  3. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

    Even Labour has said recently that things have to change - that one-upmanship in terms of, effectively, buying votes has to end. Funnily enough, the nationalists don't see it the same way.
     
  4. Osbourne wants to slash £10Bn from the benefits slush fund, Salmond will be introducing the porridge tax soon to pay for his independance folly!!
     
  5. Pffft, they'll be living like kings on the proceeds of their North Sea oil.

    Oi, stop laughing.
     
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  6. Scottish kings? The last king of scotland seemed to do ok!
     
  7. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    And he himself was a reflection of the oil.
     
  8. Seeing as their ancesteral thrown is a stone!!
     
  9. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    Sebcoe, have you put your nightmare in your avatar ?

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  10. Bloody hell........Has the world ended ?
     
  11. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    have you read the theories on that? salmon wants a scottish sovereign wealth fund or at least some cash to splash and one theory is they will have to sell the north sea rights to china.

    my favorite is scotland goes independant thinking it can use the oil revenue, then shetland declares it doesn't want to be part of the jock republic and takes 90% of oil/gas with it. sets up a sovereign wealth fund making them the wealthiest people on the planet with a fleet of hired mercenaries to protect its interests :)
     
  12. I thought the oil fields were outside the 12 mile limit.
     
  13. Wordsmith

    Wordsmith LE Book Reviewer

    Sorry - I gave all mine to Peter Dow...

    Wordsmith
     
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  14. Oooh, its been ages since we had one of these. Sooner or later the SNP will have to piss, or get off the pot. I'm guessing sooner as the rest of the UK is a tad strapped for cash. Either they stick with the mainland and the SNP lives off 'what might have been' propaganda. Or they go independent, and hope for a slice of overseas aid for developing nations.

    The SNP has been crying wolf for a long time now.
     
  15. More economic migrancy. They've been holding their Annual Camp at Scarborough Training Area for a while now. Come independence, field conditions will be declared and they'll get free-feeder status.