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HibsSM1979

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My favourite thing about it is I reckon it's being funded by the Barnett consequentials of the English Tories chucking billions at their pals.
I’m going to show my political naivety here but if you don’t ask, you will never know. Obviously, living down here, we get this Barnett formula used by some in the English media (like Richard Littlejohn, an odious little englander) to argue that the English basically keep us Scots. Is there any merit in it cos it winds me up but I have to admit, haven’t researched it fully.
 

southfieldhibby

Aulder Than The Internet This Radge
Maybe I could have written another post. But just to say, if I were in Edinburgh Central I would be voting for Bonny Prince Bob. His message is a breath of fresh air. Folks should look out his you tube broadcasts.
I think he’s a total chancer, would be interesting to investigate his finances if he’s calling out other candidates funding and credentials for standing in central. No chance would he get my vote
 

Rocky

Well-Known Radge
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I’m going to show my political naivety here but if you don’t ask, you will never know. Obviously, living down here, we get this Barnett formula used by some in the English media (like Richard Littlejohn, an odious little englander) to argue that the English basically keep us Scots. Is there any merit in it cos it winds me up but I have to admit, haven’t researched it fully.
No-one really knows for sure but a few points to consider off the top of my head:
  • The annual GERS report is often used to suggest that Scotland is subsidised yet there are always counter analyses pointing out that eg it includes spending on Trident against Scotland and it tends to attribute income to London that isn't actually generated there.
  • If we're such a drain on resources why do the UK Government get so panicky about us leaving?
  • Given that the UK Parliament hold many of the economic levers that impact wealth generation in Scotland they surely need to take responsibility if we need subsidised? Just as they're draining people and other resources from poor regions in England to the wealthy areas in the South.
  • Based on the UK Government track record of manipulating the truth (eg the race report the other week) I think it's reasonable to assume that whatever figures and reports they publish are manipulated to suit an agenda and should be taken with a massive pinch of salt.
  • Not even really arsed if they are subsidising us right now, we won't have to give billions to government cronies post independence so that should balance the books just fine.
 

HibsSM1979

Just A Radge
No-one really knows for sure but a few points to consider off the top of my head:
  • The annual GERS report is often used to suggest that Scotland is subsidised yet there are always counter analyses pointing out that eg it includes spending on Trident against Scotland and it tends to attribute income to London that isn't actually generated there.
  • If we're such a drain on resources why do the UK Government get so panicky about us leaving?
  • Given that the UK Parliament hold many of the economic levers that impact wealth generation in Scotland they surely need to take responsibility if we need subsidised? Just as they're draining people and other resources from poor regions in England to the wealthy areas in the South.
  • Based on the UK Government track record of manipulating the truth (eg the race report the other week) I think it's reasonable to assume that whatever figures and reports they publish are manipulated to suit an agenda and should be taken with a massive pinch of salt.
  • Not even really arsed if they are subsidising us right now, we won't have to give billions to government cronies post independence so that should balance the books just fine.
Thanks for the reply, much appreciated and some great points. I’ve always thought that as well, if we really are such a drain on the English, you would think they would be only to willing to let Scotland go
 

stickyRicky

Muirhouse Radge
I think he’s a total chancer, would be interesting to investigate his finances if he’s calling out other candidates funding and credentials for standing in central. No chance would he get my vote

It's funny cos I've seen a few folk say they'd vote him if they lived in Central Edinburgh but they don't. So.....
 
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