Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Friday, 24 August 2007

It'Scot Beyond A Joke

The Barnett Formula continues to create huge unfairness in funding between England and Scotland.

It's emerged that secondary school children in Scotland are having almost 25% per head more spent on their schooling than those in England.

The last time I looked at public expenditure per head of population across our two countries, it was higher in Scotland in every government department. Bar none.

What I don't understand is what it's going to take a) to get the English people to wake up to what is going and or b) when, if ever, our lords and masters are ever going to do anything to put it right.

This excuse for justice is only half the tale, of course. The other half is that Scottish MPs still, as they did in the last Parliament, have the ability to be the deciding factor in the passing of legislation which affects only England. Oh, and by the way, which party attracted the most votes in England at the last General Election ? Clue: it wasn't the one now led by Gordon Brown.

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