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Scots plea to retain the apron strings

Telegraph | News | SAS clan calls for new fight to save the Union

A new political party is being set up by a member of one of Scotland's most historic families to try to halt the growing bandwagon towards a referendum on the break-up of the United Kingdom.

The reason - the "failures" of devolution.

"Two-thirds of 14-year-olds fail national reading standards and half fail writing standards," it says. "One in four Scots working for the public sector. A crime committed every 78 seconds. The highest infant mortality in the western world. A £20 billion subsidy from England to keep us afloat. We anticipated excellence. We have been offered only ineptitude."

And what is in it for the English?


"And what is in it for the English?"

That's a trick question, isn't it?

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