ref date:27 May 2001 (ECON)
British voters poll to keep stealing Scotlands oil and gas
A poll of 'UK' (whatever that means) voters showed that most of them
wanted to continue the theft of oil and gas worth almost 4 billion pounds a
year ($7billion) and give that money to the exchequer in London.
48% - say petroleum tax raised from Scottish territorial waters should continue to go the Treasury in London. Only 36% believe that the money should be controlled by Edinburgh.
This is sickening. It shows the Scottish devolved parliament is nothing but
a glorified parish council that survives on handouts from London even
though it (Scotland) is a rich country.
And IDIOT Labour voters in Scotland want to stay poor. How incredibly
dumb and cowardly of them.