Thursday, January 21, 2010

SCOTLAND SUBSIDISES THE UK


England is bust.

Scotland is not.

The Scottish Government (SNP: Scots 'subsidise the rest of UK by billions of pounds a year') has pointed out that:

1. Scotland makes a profit more often than the UK.

Even with 100 % of Scotland's oil revenues the UK made a loss in nine years between 1981 and 2009.

Scotland made a loss in six years between 1981 and 2009.

2. Scotland borrows less than the UK.

Between 1981 and 2009, Scotland's £23.5bn worth of borrowing was just under half its population share of the cumulative UK debt of £672.5bn.

3. Scotland pays its own way.

The 2009 Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (Gers) report stated that in 2007-8, some £2.3bn more tax was raised north of the Border than spent.

A spokesman for the Scottish government said: "Scotland has consistently outperformed the rest of the UK… It is Britain that is bust, not Scotland and these figures prove it."

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