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Thursday, April 05, 2007
FED UP WITH IT
I really am fed up hearing this bollocks. It is A LIE and and it always was a lie.

The Scottish elections are coming up soon and while I would not recommend one or the other party I just hope we pull it off this time. Scotland has always been kept tied to England through a combination of force, bribery and propaganda. I will be posting a lot about this in the run up to the Scottish elections.

In the meantime, here are some facts...

The "British" parties and media continually go on about how England subsidises Scotland

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Please consult this excellent article if you want the full pound by pound explanation

THE GREAT DECEPTION

Also, please consult my beginners guide to how the situation works here. IT's relatively simple and quick. We have our own government of sorts, its partly independent and partly tied to London - which we don't want.

The Total UK Taxation Revenues for the year to the 5th April 2005 were £447.431 Billion pounds. Now let us assume that figure is 100% of the total Taxation. Scotland with 8.6% of the population contributed £48.111 Billion Pounds or 10.8% of the total UK Tax revenues. The percentage population formula would assume that Scotland would contribute only £38.479 Billion pounds. If fact Scotland did much better by actually contributing an extra £9.632 Billions to the revenue pot.

Far from England subsidising Scotland as Prime Minister Blair claims, the reverse is true. Scots are subsidising the rest of the UK. Later on we shall see that the GERS report also overstates the amount of Government expenditure in Scotland, presenting the case that Scotland is an economic basket case which needs propping up by the UK treasury. If this were the true case then Westminster must clearly accept responsibility for gross mismanagement of the Scottish economy.


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posted by michael the tubthumper @ 7:20 pm  
8 Comments:
  • At 8:30 pm, Blogger Peacechick Mary said…

    I notice that England uses many, many Scots for their fighting troops. Wonder how that will roll out. I do hope you are able to succeed this time.

    I always wonder why people in Scotland don't have their own internet domain. It always comes up with the British flag. Not good.

     
  • At 8:34 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    mary - if you look down to the right in the "other stuff" section there is a wee button saying "i support .sco"

     
  • At 4:13 am, Blogger Graeme said…

    I support Scotland's independence. How popular is the idea around Scotland?

    Did you get my email? I am going to be there on a Wednesday (the 30th of may I believe) until that Saturday. I have got to book a train from London yet, but other than that I am all set.

     
  • At 9:07 am, Blogger sumo said…

    Dig up William Wallace and The Bruce and maybe they can give you some help. I personally would like to see it finally happen...complete independence. Well deserved it is. On my mother's side it is the land of my forefathers. Border Scots so I'm told. It's the one place above all that I've wanted to visit.

     
  • At 9:32 pm, Blogger Aaron A. said…

    It will be tough weening england off the milk of scotland.

    I would, while it was smiling in my face,Have pluck'd my nipple from his boneless gums, and dash'd the brains out--Lady Macbeth

     
  • At 12:29 am, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    original scots is first english translation after..

    Fareweel tae a' oor Scottish fame
    Fareweel oor ancient glory
    Fareweel even tae oor Scottish name
    Sae famed in martial story
    Now Sark rins ower the Solway sands
    And Tweed rins tae the Ocean.
    To mark whaur Englands province stands
    Sic a parcel of rogues in a nation

    Whit force or guile could not subdue
    Through many warlike ages
    Is wrought now by a coward few
    For hireling traitors wages
    The English steel we could disdain
    Secure in valours station.
    But English gold has been our bane
    Sic a parcel of rogues in a nation.

    I would, ere I had seen the day
    When treason thus could sell us
    My auld grey heid had lain in clay
    Wi’ Bruce and loyal Wallace
    But pith and power ‘till my last hour
    I’ll mak this declaration.
    We are bought and sold for English gold
    Sic a parcel of rogues in a nation

    TRANSLATION..

    Farewell to all our Scottish fame
    Farewell our ancient glory
    Fareweel even to our Scottish name
    So famed in martial story
    Now Sark runs to the Solway sands
    And Tweed runs to the Ocean.
    To mark where Englands province stands
    Sush a parcel of rogues in a nation

    What force or guile could not subdue
    Through many warlike ages
    Is wrought now by a coward few
    For hireling traitors wages
    The English steel we could disdain
    Secure in valours station.
    But English gold has been our bane
    such a parcel of rogues in a nation.

    I would, ere I had seen the day
    When treason thus could sell us
    My old grey head had lain in clay
    Wi’ Bruce and loyal Wallace
    But pith and power ‘till my last hour
    I’ll make this declaration.
    We were bought and sold for English gold
    Such a parcel of rogues in a nation

     
  • At 3:04 pm, Anonymous Croila said…

    Brilliant post! And the picture? Says it ALL. Fantastic. Absolutely fantastic.

     
  • At 9:25 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    thanks croila, feel free to use the picture.

    do you have an email? i checked your blog but the abotu section isnt working

     
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