The Scots - Why dont we just cast them adrift?

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  1. Today's Times (filthy Murdoch rag that it is, but all that was around at lunchtime) has on page 4 the following headline:

    Each Scot costs Treasury £1,400 more

    The perception of Scotland as a nation (sic) subsidised by the rest Britain was reinforced yesterday when official figures showed that the Government spends £1,400 more on every person in Scotland than it does in England.....The biggest bills in Scotland were again for ...benefits.

    These figures presumably don't include the cost of providing the Native troops with their amusing Victorian dressing up kit!
     
  2. They wont include the north sea oil figures so I'd suggest you look those up before you start spouting crap....
     
  3. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator

    More likely the cost of providing them with their pretend parliament.
     
  4. Fang_Farrier

    Fang_Farrier LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Believe me, some of us have been trying to ditch the dead weight from South that has been holding us back for years!
     
  5. didn't you wear skirts and live in mudhuts until we took over
     
  6. Fang_Farrier

    Fang_Farrier LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    the finest crofts are not made of mud, it would wash away in the rain!

    And nothing wrong with wearing a kilt as long as you're secure in your sexuality!
     
  7. Nope, we had a much better system of law than the mince than you english scunners had - magna carta my arse!

    Scots regiments carved out the empire.
    Scots engineers built the empire.
    Scots merchants traded the empire to its peak.
    and
    English administrators made a total arrse of the empire and your nobility sickened every colony with your arrogance.

    Dont think the english are immune to dead weight do you ... liverpool? manchester? Newcastle?
     
  8. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator

    You are partly correct - but Geordies are almost scotch, and scousers seem to have an affinity with NI, and they claim scotch descent as well...
     
  9. Ever heard of the gravy train that is North Sea oil revenues?

    Worth over 10Billion and rising.

    Put's it in perspective really! :D
     
  10. Have to agree with you there mate. Was a complete waste of 400million
     
  11. It is elsewhere on ARRSE but I'm sure the original contributor will excuse me pinching it for this thread:

    Wha's Like Us?

    Damn Few And They're A' Died!

    The average Englishman in the home he call his castle slips into his national costume, a shabby raincoat, patented by Chemist Charles Macintosh from Glasgow, Scotland.

    En-route to his office he strides along the English lane, surfaced by John Macadam of Ayr, Scotland.

    He drives an English car fitted with tyres invented by John Boyd Dunlop, Veterinary Surgeon of Dreghorn, Scotland.

    At the office he receives the mail bearing adhesive stamps invented by John Chalmers, Bookseller and Printer of Dundee, Scotland.

    During the day he uses the telephone invented by Alexander Graham Bell, born in Edinburgh, Scotland. At home in the evening his daughter pedals her bicycle invented by Kirkpatrick Macmillan, Blacksmith of Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.

    He watches the news on television, an invention of John Logie Baird of Helensburgh, Scotland, and hears an item about the U.S. Navy founded by John Paul Jones of Kirkbean, Scotland.

    Nowhere can an Englishman turn to escape the ingenuity of the Scots.

    He has by now been reminded too much of Scotland and in desperation he picks up the Bible, only to find that the first man mentioned in the good book is a Scot, King James VI, who authorized its translation.

    He could take to drink but the Scots make the best in the world.

    He could take a rifle and end it all, but the breech-loading rifle was invented by Captain Patrick Ferguson of Pitfours, Scotland.

    If he escaped death, he could find himself on an operating table injected with penicillin, discovered by Sir Alexander Fleming of Darvel, Scotland, and given chloroform, an anesthetic discovered by Sir James Young Simpson, Obstetrician and Gynecologist of Bathgate, Scotland.

    Out of the anesthetic he would find no comfort in learning that he was as safe as the Bank of England founded by William Paterson of Dumfries, Scotland.

    Perhaps his only remaining hope would be to get a transfusion of guid Scottish blood which would entitle him to ask:

    "Wha's Like Us?"




    And of course he can also rejoice now in the fact that we also have a parliament of our own - as well as the one which we share with the other 3 Nations of this fine Kingdom :D
     
  12. Matey,
    Have a quick squint at the terrible Tartan Mafia sitting on the throne at the moment: Start with T Bliar (albeit an honoury plastic version), G Brown, McCartney, Reid, etc etc etc

    Liverpool = Pig eyed micks
    Manchester = Adventurous Taffs
    Newcastle = Pissed Jocks
     
  13. actually I agree about the scottish parliament - voted against it, think its a waste of money, a hideous eyesore and just nothing but a bunch of leeching placemen!
    feel free to cut them adrift!

    Newcastle ... they are on your side of the border, they are your problem not ours!
    The BBC that you complain about - more like EBC ...... ENGLISH BROADCASTING CORP cause there's bugger all about scotland on it.
    Do you take responsibility for Essex scum?
     
  14. More on dead weight...

    Scottish kids top obesity chart
    6.25PM, Tue Dec 13 2005
    Scotland has found itself in the unenviable position of heading a league table of the world's fattest children.

    According to health experts, one in five Scottish youngsters is classed as obese by the time they reach the age of 12.

    Junk food and a lack of regular exercise have been blamed for the worrying increase in obesity levels.

    The figures from Scottish Health Statistics showed that among Scottish children born in 2001, 20.7 percent were overweight by the time they were 3-1/2 years old.

    Neville Rigby, director of public affairs at the International Obesity Taskforce, said: "Twenty percent of children classed as obese puts Scotland pretty much in the same league as the United States.

    "We do see high rates of obesity in other countries, especially southern Europe, but what you see in Scotland is a worrying trend."

    While there was no one factor which causes childhood obesity, poor diet and lack of exercise are considered key problems.
     
  15. Hey
    Its cold up here. we need the hi fat diet or we'd freeze ....... something about the english sticking duty on all fuel and we're 450miles further north than the home counties.