Category Archives: Scottish Raj

Scottish independence

This has been in the news for quite a while now. Alex The Salmon has been banging the Celtic war drums again, trying to drum up support for his nationalist party’s policy of breaking apart the UK, separating the union between Scotland and England for the first time in 300 years. Ironically, support for the […]

What does it take?

It’s been a while since I had a pop at the Scottish Raj. But seeing this article after getting home from work made me think – What does it take to make the English angry? Certainly not the fact that people in Scotland get £10,212 per head more spent on them than those in England, […]

Cleggover says discrimination against English students is right

Nick Clegg has told The Telegraph that the institutional racism practised against English people – in particular English students, this time – is perfectly acceptable. Specifically, he has said that under devolution, it is right that there should be differences between England and Scotland. And he’s right: under a properly devolved government solution, Scotland and […]

Location, location, location

The finances of this country are in the shit. Even El Gordo can admit this. They are so in the shit that a massive amount of work will have to be undertaken in order to get us back into the black and avoid an embarrassing bail-out from the IMF. Most of this work will centre […]

Burns-ing our money

I shall have to let this story speak for itself… Whitehall mandarins in charge of saving Britain from the economic slump drank whisky and danced the night away at the Treasury on the day the recession was officially confirmed. More than 100 civil servants who work for Scots-born Chancellor Alistair Darling took part in a […]

Save the Scots!

El Gordo has shown his true British colours today by pledging to save Scottish workers who would otherwise be faced with losing their jobs following the merger of Lloyds TSB and the Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS). Nothing is mentioned about saving the jobs of people in England who might be affected by this merger, […]

Contempt

Gordo’s government has shown its true colours again, by treating the families of thsoe soldiers who died in Iraq when their Hurcules was shot down, with nothing short of total contempt. Families of nine UK personnel killed in a plane shot down in Iraq will get no legal aid at an inquest but those of […]

NICE isn't caring for England

The Daily Mail once again highlights the differences between the health service in England, and the one in Scotland… both of which are paid for by the English taxpayer: Hundreds of thousands of arthritis sufferers will be today condemned to “a lifetime of pain” by the health service rationing body, campaigners say. Severe restrictions on […]

I won't let Daddy die

For a change, it’s nice to read a heart-warming story. A girl of six from Darlington, Chantelle Hill, faced with the prospect of losing her father, Dave, to cancer reacted a little differently to the average six year old. Dave needed a drug called Tarceva, which would cost around Ã?Â?Ã?£4,000. This drug is available free […]

Free meals for primary school children…

But they’re only free if you’re in Scotland. Pupils in Scotland are to be given free healthy meals if they are in the first three years of school. This is part of a pilot project to see if children are more responsive and calmer if they are provided with healthy food, free of charge. The […]