Fired-up by Willie Rennie, reader Gordon, gets a lot off his chest. Worth a read if you missed it in the comments section:
Who votes for this person?
Westminster has been taking monies out of Scotland for years and keeping it secret under the Official Secrets Act. Scotland raises £66Billion in taxes. The UK raises £630Billion. Scotland raised more pro rata.
Scotland has to pay for Trident, redundant weaponry. £1Billion. Hickory Point, HS2. Etc. All a total waste of monies. Paid for by Chinese funding. The Tory slush fund. Consultancies, banking fees and expenses. Total white elephants with no customer base. They will always be a drain on public finances with far better, cheaper alternatives.
Scotland has to pay back loans on monies not borrowed or spent in Scotland. £3Billion Scotland cannot borrow to invest in the economy. £5Billion. It would pay for itself in growth. EU grants/CAP lost £2Billion. Tax avoidance cost £3Billion. It adds up to £13Billion++.The so called deficit. Westminster poor, bad management. Scotland could raised £80Billion the same as Norway if Independent.
Illegal wars, financial fraud and tax evasion has cost Scotland dear. £Billions. Brexit will cost Scotland even more. Already £5Billion in exports have been lost. Brexit has not been fully implemented yet. The EU is suing Westminster for breaking the agreement signed in December.
Thatcher took £Billions out of Scotland to fund London S/E. Tilbury
Docks and Canary Wharf. Subsidising bankers who fund the Tory Party. Kept it secret under the Official Secrets Act. The McCrone Report. Westminster ruined the Scottish economy, lied and kept it secret under the Official Secrets Act.
Thatcher sermon on the mound. The Church of Scotland Assembly. ‘We the English people are generous to you Scots’? She was taking every thing out of the economy. Shutting down every production site. Away with £Billions.
Poll tax, miners strike. High unemployment put people on to sickness benefit. Made people sick. Violence, protests and social disruption. Starving people. Interest rates 17%. Unemployment 20% NI. The Troubles. Scotland 15%. The only place it was under 10% was London S/E. The Tories had to get rid of Thatcher for closer ties with Europe to aid the economy.
Scotland would be much better off Independent and managing it’s own affairs and economy. Than the corruption of Westminster. Poor, bad decisions. Ruining the economy. Courts have to step in to stop the criminality at Westminster. The Tories breaking the Law at every opportunity. DUP are suing Westminster. Foster is suing Johnston. Former allies. The bungs another waste of monies. Johnston was Brexit lying again.
The ConDems cutting funding for essential services £13Billion a year from 2015 to 2020. Education, NHS and welfare.. They had pledged to protect. Wasting it on white elephant Hickley Point and HS2 etc. Without a proper business case. Or a customer base. Much more expensive. They will always be subsidised with public funding, unnecessarily. Just more Tory poor, bad mismanagement.
Brexit just another failure costing £Billions. Brexit lose and cost to Scotland will be £Billions. Nearest largest market, shared Defence. Grants & CAP. £Billions will be lost. Scotland voted for EU membership.
The majority support it. Especially the young. People being deprived of opportunities. Britain will be back in. After the Tory mess and shambles are sorted out.
The unionists killing people off. The totally mismanaged pandemic. Scotland has done far better. Far better under Devolution and will be far better Independent. Free of the corruption of Westminster holding Scotland back.