Why Welsh And
Scottish Nationalists Should Fight To Save
Millions of Welsh and Scottish
nationalists believe that now that they have their own Parliaments they are well
on the way to independence.
Nothing could be further from the
The Welsh and the Scottish have never had it so good.
soon they will realise just how much they should have loved England.
Scotland, students get free university education (paid for by English
taxpayers). In England, taxpayers have to pay their own university fees. In
Scotland the elderly get free nursing home care (paid for by English taxpayers).
In England, the elderly have to pay their own nursing home fees. In Wales a
prescription costs £5 (and is free if you are under 25). The Welsh Parliament is
talking of doing away with the prescription charge completely. Who pays for all
this? English taxpayers help a great deal. In England, of course, taxpayers over
16 have to pay £6.70 for a prescription. English taxpayers have for years
subsidised Wales and Scotland. The chances are that without the help of English
taxpayers, the Welsh nationalists would not be able to insist that all official
documents and roadsigns be produced in Welsh as well as English.
and Scottish Nationalists believe that even if their newfound semi-independence
is limited to being regions within the ever enlarging EU they will be better off
in the future than they were when they were joined with England as part of the
As more and more poorer
countries (Poland, Rumania, Turkey etc) join the EU so the amount of money
available to Wales and Scotland will diminish. I suspect that before long both
Wales and Scotland will be net contributors to the EU. The Welsh and the
Scottish will end up sending money to Turkey - in just the same way as, in the
past, the English have sent money to Wales and Scotland. They will then long for
the days when they received (as they do now) massive subsidies from English
Wales and Scotland will grow to rue the day when the UK was
broken up. They will eventually realise that giving them their independence was
merely a trick to break up the UK into tiny EU regions.
If Welsh and
Scottish nationalists have any sense at all they will fight now to destroy the
EU and to keep England alive and healthy.
The EU plans to get rid of
England completely - and to replace it with nine regions. None of those nine
regions will be able (or willing) to continue making massive charitable
contributions to Wales and Scotland.
The bottom line is that without
England, Wales and Scotland are stuffed.
Read more about the EU in
England Our England and Saving England, both by Vernon Coleman and
both published by Blue Books. These books are available from the webshop on this
site and from other shops on websites. The books are also available from good
Copyright Vernon Coleman 2004