posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 08:00 AM
a reply to: mclarenmp4
Ah yes - I see that now. Forgive me if the first thing I saw when scrolling up after coming back from lunch was you performing an ad hominem....
Now, as for your figures, that is at odds with the Scottish Governments own figures! It agrees with the 9.3% spend, but with regards to a % of
total UK revenue (including Oil) it is 9.1%...
- at least in FY 12/13
(Hint, look at table E.1 for revenue on that link I gave you - if you even looked at the figures)
Ah, I see what someone
has done... They have selectively picked FY 11/12 as an example, which almost
jives as it has expense at 9.3% but
revenue @ 9.8% - despite for 3 out of the 5 years shown on the Scottish Governments own figures show revenue as less than expenditure!
So it seems this myth of the UK being subsidised by Scotland is actually total bullcrap.
The truth is actually more like "From time to time, sometimes, the revenue in Scotland exceeds the spend by a little bit, but more often than not
that isn't the case".