Monday, June 11, 2007

Scotland does badly again.

Although last time it came top in the survey for worst country for violence this time it is bottom in West Europe for 'Best small country'. It seems that the survey by one of the old governments advisers has identified Scotland as performing badly in economic performance, employment rates, health and education. Life expectancy is low as well. Read here. Not too good for Scotland.

Now remind me if I'm wrong but wasn't Scotland a Labour stronghold. Filled with people like Mr E's favourite Councillor Kelly. So for the past 60 years everything has been pushed as much as possible with a bias the Labour way. You could say that it is as close to the Labour ideal as anything could be. So, being a Socialist stronghold all are now in the same boat and have the same issues as everyone else in that boat which includes dying younger so that is OK then. Yet they get enhanced health care we don't get, how does that work then? With their handouts and allowances, low life expectancy and sub standard education they are looking like more like an African country than a western one.

Meanwhile in the rest of the UK there are a few areas where things are falling apart but overall everything is just bubbling along with the sheep getting fed and watered so they just carry on oblivious.

With the SNP now in power in Scotland but only having a one person majority. It is not enough to push things their own way so won't be too much rocking the boat but at least now there won't be the guaranteed bias on any new policies. Doesn't mean that there won't be a coalition of the others but you can hope.

Fingers crossed that something gets done there over the next few years. It will be interesting to watch.


At 1:02 pm, Blogger Onyx Stone said...

you're on the mark here.

Socialism is ideology with the eyes closed. - the formalisation of envy, the realisation of miserable mediocrity.

At 1:53 pm, Blogger Bag said...

When I first heard it described as the Politicsof envy I remember thinking that that encapsulated it in a nutshell.

I use that phrase all the time now in my discussions.

At 10:50 am, Blogger Henry Crun said...

Rebuilding Hadrian's wall and sending Gordon back north of the border where he belongs would be a start.

At 4:30 pm, Blogger Bag said...

You are letting him live? You are a generous and kind man.

I would save the funding for the way and string him up. Much much cheaper.


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