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posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 06:19 PM
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Scottish playwright and novelist, Alan Bissett, shares his contribution to the debate on Scottish independence.



Almost had a wee tear in my eye.

Whether you are for or against Scottish independence, you cannot deny that this is a wonderful piece of writing!




posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 06:23 PM
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Vote for nearly £1000 a year off my tax bill. There I said it.



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 06:30 PM
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I hope Scotland gets the independence.



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 06:31 PM
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As do I and not a minute too soon. I hope the queen revokes their right to use sterling too.



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 06:31 PM
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You're implying that England subsidises Scotland...?



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 06:37 PM
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Originally posted by HallamFoe
reply to post by michael1983l
 


You're implying that England subsidises Scotland...?



No I am not, I am implying the English tax payer does. I am happy either way, but if the scots want to be anti British and demand your independance then so be it.



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 06:46 PM
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That is 100% not true. You don't think we pay taxes and our for share for the UK? Take your bigotry and ignorance somewhere else please. It is people like yourself which makes us come across as "anti -British" and for wanting independence.

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posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 06:53 PM
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Originally posted by HallamFoe
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That is 100% not true. You don't think we pay taxes and our for share for the UK? Take your bigotry and ignorance somewhere else please. It is people like yourself which makes us come across as "anti -British" and for wanting independence.

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A country with 5.5 million people with half of them working for the Government or on the dole. Give over.



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 07:00 PM
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As of May 2009 the unemployment rate in Scotland stood at 6.6%— slightly lower than the UK average and lower than that of the majority of EU countries.[148] The most recent government figures (for 2009/10) suggest that Scotland's finances are in a healthier state than for the UK as a whole, with Scotland contributing 9.4% of UK taxes but receiving just 9.3% of public expenditure.


Source



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 07:03 PM
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Because they are all in none jobs creaqted by labour and paid for by hard working people that is why



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 07:14 PM
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A country with 5.5 million people with half of them working for the government or on the dole. Give over.


You disgust me. Please look at the facts before making such ignorant assumptions.

Scotland unemployment figures...



Unemployment in Scotland rose by 5,000, to 215,000 in the three months from July to September, according to official figures.



The Scottish unemployment rate is now 8%, below the UK average of 8.3%.


215,000. Nowhere near 2.75 million is it? Give over.






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posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 07:21 PM
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In Q 3 2011 public sector employment accounted for 23.7 % of total employment

www.scotland.gov.uk...

disgusting



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 08:24 PM
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What an excellent video, somewhat reminiscent of the starting rant in Trainspotting. Love the mention of the deep-fried mars bar and the moose, loose, aboot this hoose.

ETA Found it. Choose life!


I'm English (even though located in Holland) and am a staunch, nay fierce supporter of independence. The UK should be stopped, abolished and dissolved. Power to the People!

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posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 06:56 PM
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Originally posted by michael1983l
In Q 3 2011 public sector employment accounted for 23.7 % of total employment

www.scotland.gov.uk...

disgusting


You're an idiot, you really are:


Across the UK, the figures show that 23% of all employees work for the public sector

www.guardian.co.uk...

You're ignorance is disgusting. It's partly the reason we want to be independent



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