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Scotch want more tax

BBC NEWS | Election 2005 | Scotland | Tax rise soundings from BBC poll

Most people in Scotland want higher spending on schools, hospitals and pensions and would pay more tax to finance it, a BBC Scotland poll says.

Here's an idea - how about them starting by paying their own way first instead of leaching of the poor bloody English taxpayer. Maybe they wouldn't be so keen on more tax if they were actually paying it themselves.

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The dependance culture in the Central Belt of Scotland means Labour gets the vote which also ensures that even when they do not win in England they still win overall in the UK.

Time for the West Lothian question to be answered. In fact up here there should not be even 59 MPs: given most of the work is now done by Follyrood, we should only have a dozen or so at the most. MY local MP is so bored he spends half his time at home in Scotland...only attending 46% of the votes in Westminster! Should be on half wages

The quote from Professor John Curtice in the article is particularly offensive isn't it?

"To that degree I believe the poll seems to confirm the image that has always been given that Scotland is more concerned with the public sector and what it can get from giving as opposed to somewhere that is trying to enhance the private sector."

The idea that the public sector is all about giving is enough to make me scream. Here we have a welfare junkie quoted on a website run by welfare junkies about a poll which confirmed that welfare junkies would like some more junk. It's sickening.

Its a very persuasive argument for the to spend only the money they raise themselves. My guess is that such a system would cause them to lose their love of welfare, a love that is fuelled by the fact that English taxpayers subsisidse them.

David F at freedomandwhisky says it:

Most people in Scotland want higher spending on schools, hospitals and pensions and would pay more tax to finance it, a BBC Scotland poll says.
Unsurprisingly, the BBC hasn't mentioned the key point: most people in Scotland don't pay tax. When we strip out welfare recipients and employees of state organisations (including the BBC itself), we are left with a minority of the electorate. Did the Beeb restrict its polling to actual, real taxpayers? I bet it didn't. And I bet that they didn't point out to those who "call for an equitable share of wealth" that such an outcome would necessitate the elimination of all redistributive forms of taxation. I have doubts about this too:

three quarters of those questioned said they would have no qualms about the introduction of ID cards as a safety measure. I wonder what the response would be if they were asked about the introduction of ID cards as a "state control of the citizenry measure".

Nuff said!

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