From Greece in the South I have been watching the run up to the referendum debate in the Greece of the North with some amusement. Ever since Gordon Brown lent his weight to the No campaign, Scots have been flocking to the Yes camp in increasing numbers and a poll tonight suggests 51% will vote for independence. As an English taxpayer I am delighted, the sooner the welfare addicted scroungers piss off the better.
89% of Scots are net takers from the State. Scotland has every year bar one (1976) been a net taker from England since the Act of Union. All mainstream Scots political parties are Money Tree worshippers and consistently demand that Government spends more and more. That is Scotland’s problem, it has created a nation of welfare junkies.
The debate seems to have been of an abysmal standard. One side invents major new oil fields which the English wish to steal, while Call Me Dave warns Scots that without England they are more vulnerable to Al-Qaeda/ISIS attacks. Yeah right…I know that many ISIS fighters come from places like Somalia but even they would find 95% of urban Scotland a bit of a shit hole. And imagine if an ISIS fighter was captured by the Scots. Stick him in a room with a bunch of overweight, chain smoking workshy Glaswegians and after 24 hours of them bleating on about how England causes all their problems, the Islamofascist would beg for mercy and reveal all.
As an English taxpayer I cannot wait to have the economic burden of Scotland removed as soon as possible. I am also praying that it means that I never have to hear or see ever again a list of frightful Scots including Kirsty Wark, Gordon Brown, Andy Murray, Alex Ferguson, that uber boring cyclist whose name I forget and Gordon Strachan. However, I shall be sad to see Hazel Irvine leave our screens and very much hope that she seeks economic asylum in England as I have always had a soft spot for her.
But overall I am delighted by this poll. I suspect that one reason that the Yes campaign is doing so well is that the political establishment is so united behind a No vote. As with UKIP this is another way of sticking two fingers up at a class of people who are beneath contempt.
Of course it would be economic suicide for the Greece of the North to go it alone. Given that it will be insolvent within a few years as a standalone entity there is no way that the smelly socks can keep using the pound. I really suggest that Mr Salmond sends an email to Athens asking if there are any old drachmas the Scots can use.
There will be untold misery when the welfare addicts eventually discover that the Money Tree is a myth. And that their own insolvency cannot be blamed on England but is their fault alone. But that is their problem. I pay my taxes in England and work in England and I am sick to the back teeth of subsidizing an ungrateful bunch of miserable shirkers. Nothing would make me happier than a yes vote on 19th September – and I wish Alex Salmond God Speed in separating his lard arsed miserable tribe from the rest of us as soon as possible.