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Scotland go it alone? What a hoot.

Link: Anti-enterprise Scotland go it alone? What a hoot - Sunday Times - Times Online.

One recent calculation estimates that just 163,000 Scottish taxpayers, from a population of 5m, make any net contribution to the British exchequer. The rest receive more than they pay out in reliefs, subsidies and benefits.

In the name of all that's holy, will you Scots just go now? 163,000 of you are welcome to apply for English citizenship. You know who you are and if you don't want to run some very expensive whelk stalls, you need political asylum. Now.