Aug 6, 2020 -- 4:36PM, politicspunter wrote:
EU students don't get preferential treatment over Scottish students. University education is free to all Scottish students. Prescriptions are free to everyone in Scotland, as is free personal care for the elderly, free bus passes for the elderly, free baby basket for new mothers, higher pay for carers etc.
I did my 2019/20 tax return (here in Scotland) on Monday and dispute your use of the word “free” dude.
Some c**t has to pay
Aug 7, 2020 -- 7:56AM, the old nanny ;-) wrote:
"Better overall access to healthcare"Males in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can expect to live longer than those in Scotland by 2.6 years,Strange that with all this so called great healthcare north of the border ?
Link to this please?
Aug 7, 2020 -- 11:20AM, the old nanny ;-) wrote:
Yes I said it must have changed some ? The next census is 21
Could have but Scotland has historical issues that I outlined up thread that won't disappear overnight.
Can you point me in the direction of an English hospital lying empty since 2010 and costing the taxpayer millions each year?
Or 2 ferries rusting away or a nationalised airport costing us millions.
Off the top my head.. here's a couple.
The "Garden Bridge" a new proposed pedestrian bridge across the Thames.
Original budget £120m, Two and a half years later it was announced that it was being scrapped, and that they had
already spent £63 million of the budget on pen pushers, no land or materials or anything solid was purchased.
outrage lasted all of a day and a half.
£56 million to a ferry company that didn't own and had never run a ferry in its life.
The scandal wasn't about the disappeared £56m, but about the terms and conditions they had submitted with thier
bid for the money. They were photocopied from a KFC fats food outlet !?!?
Sold off country hall £120 million, the sprawling 5 acre riverside office that was head of London government.
Bought and Built a new building next to tower bridge for £450 million. Very pretty Odd shaped and very tiny.
This year it was announced that it is to impractical to use and they are moving to another building in stratford.
(But of course we are still saddled with £40 million annual cost for another decade or two )
I think Scotland had a similar story with it's 'parliament' cost £400+ million ( about £1,000 for every Scottish citizen )?
As I said, we got the same issues in England.
We got loads of legacy from Tony Blairs PPP (public private partnership) where we pay for loads of hospitals and schools that were never even built because we signed on the dotted line and then decided we couldn't pay the staff.
Does anyone know that we are spending £3.5 BILLION refurbishing houses of parliament over next 5 years?
phuccccckkkkkkking 3 and half billion on a refurb?????
Politicians have no sense of money, after all it's an endless fountain to them.
Aug 11, 2020 -- 6:59AM, feedthepony wrote:
solution was simple - should never have shut the schools. But Sturgeon wanted the draconian shut down to flex her authority (which nobody voted to give her).Even with a shut down they should have had the exams - Kids who don't catch COVID anyway, already spaced out in exam halls (or the empty classrooms with the lower years not being there) with teachers (who were not furloughed) invigilating the exams.Instead she created this mess all by herself, total no win - accept the teachers score and have ridiculous pass rates, apply a baseline based on historic performance and be shown up for not being the socialist party they claim to be. Either way the losers are the kids - Sturgeon is to blame and should be fired.
Total and utter drivel.
Aug 11, 2020 -- 11:21AM, dave1357 wrote:
next moan is going to be pupils not getting university places in high demand courses despite getting the grades, as there are too many with those grades.
Ah, wondered who was going to be the first to spot that