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Saw this in the Grauniad yesterday: Scotland has …

Comment posted Devo Plus: enter the Trojan Horse by nonchuk.

Saw this in the Grauniad yesterday:

Scotland has 8.4% of the UK population and spending is 9.3% of UK Tax take BUT Scotland generates 9.4% of UK Taxes

Interesting in this context, no?

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