It's time to end the subsidy myth once and for all

On an almost daily basis, you can be sure that unionist media and the unionist establishment try to peddle the myth that Scotland is some kind of third world country that has to be heavily subsidised by the British government.

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The Scottish independence movement is stronger now than it has ever been in history.  In October, 100,000 people took to the streets of Edinburgh to march for independence.

Everywhere, the conversations are taking place, from Aberdeen to Dundee and from Edinburgh to Glasgow, the belief that Scotland will finally break free from the chains of Westminster is stronger than ever before.

And the overall tone of these conversations, is that people in Scotland have now realised that Scotland more than pays it's way in the most unequal union in the world.  The feeling is that, not only does Scotland more than pay it's way, that actually, Scotland's valuable natural resources are being bled dry and that our hugely successful industries are being taken advantage of.

In real terms, the Scottish budget has shrunk by 10% in the last ten years, a fact that the SNP have been keen to promote.

Scotland sends over £60 billion to the Treasury every year in tax revenue, but recieves less than half of our contribution back towards our budget.  When you take away the amount spent on pensions and welfare, that leaves a £10 billion surplus, which London claims to spend on Scotland's behalf.

Scotland pays it's share of projects that would never benefit the people of Scotland, such as the HS2, a high speed railway link for England.  Scotland pays a share of the invasion of Syria and the constant invasion of the Middle East.  Scotland pays a share of rebuilding the UK's stockpile of nuclear bombs that sits on the Clyde, next to one of Glasgow's most impoverished regions.

The Scotch whisky industry makes up for 20% of the UK's total food and drinks exports, despite Scotland being only 8% of the UK population.  In total, Scotland accounts for 27% of total food and drinks exports.

Scotland accounts for a much higher proportion of many of the UK's industries than it's 8% population share.

There is a minimum of £1.5 trillion worth of oil and gas reserves in the North Sea, in fact, Ross Thompson, a Conservative MP recently boasted in parliament during the budget debate that Scotland had a minimum of 17 billion barrels of oil left in the North Sea.

Scotland has massive wind and wave potential and is now capable of not only powering the entire country with green energy, but of selling surplus green energy.

The UK government is so terrified of losing Scotland, that it has began to release a set of twisted financial figures they call "GERS" which attempts to fool people in Scotland that the country is subsidised by the British government and that it could not possibly survive as an independent country.

The figures released by UK government, when broken down, actually support the case for Scottish independence, because they actually admit that the majority of Scotland's spending is actually controlled by Westminster.  In what way, shape or form do they expect anyone in Scotland to believe that these figures would have any baring whatsoever on the finances of an independent Scotland?  Of course, they don't.

The British government claim that Scotland owes an annual payment towards UK debt, despite the fact that this debt was generated by Westminster, where Scotland's 59 MPs are outnumbered 11-1.  With only 59 MPs from a total of 650, Scotland's voice is too small to have any impact whatsoever in the London parliament building.

When it comes down to it, the people of Scotland are well aware of this constant, well orchestrated attack on the Scottish independence movement by the unionist establishment, and they will no longer be fooled by the constant lies.  Unionist newspapers have literally died a death since the 2014 independence referendum.  It is now the general consensus in Scotland that unionist, establishment media are lying to us.  If there was ever an ounce of trust in the Daily Mail, the BBC etc, that scrap of trust has since gone.


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