The Scottish working population is far too small to finance its own Welfare bill through taxation, and so when the rest of the UK is having all vestiges of British Socialism ruthlessly ‘stripped’ from its culture, the Scottish Welfare bill is paid for essentially by the English working population. This is why the Scottish voters are stupid to back Toryism in Scotland and abandon the Labour Party – because if they keep acting in this manner (which is against their own best interests), surely it is only a matter of time before Scotland is impoverished following a complete withdrawal of ‘English’ tax revenue.
It must also be remembered that the Scottish Welfare System is still funded from Westminster, out of the pockets of the British tax-payer, despite the Scots acting as if they are financially independent. The fact remains that without ‘English’ tax-payers, the Scots could not afford their own Welfare bill.
The misled Scottish people turn to the racist Tories to cement their sovereignty and their freedom, the racist Tories turn to the equally racist, homophobic and terroristic DUP to legitimise Theresa May’s electoral failure, and the bias BBC have just asked Jeremy Corbyn to resign – but remains absolutely ‘silent’ about the dangerous political lurch to the right by the British political establishment!
acitus – the Roman historian – recorded that the British Celtic dead were piled in heaps across the battlefield (probably somewhere in the West Midlands) – and that the Romans stopped counting the bodies when the number of 80,000 was reached.
The UK is diverse and multicultural not only by choice, but also because of its unique history.
Numbers vary dramatically, but as we are not a commercial enterprise, this is of no interest. There is always a strong inner core that keeps the teachings of Master Xu Yun (1840-1959) alive in the UK. We have been asked to Hong Kong and China in recent years, and these are invitations we intend to honour in the near future. Our last Ch’an Week Retreat (in the Sai Kung area) of Hong Kong, attracted over 50 participants in 1999, and we had to abandon the building and sit in the beautiful countryside.