Author Topic: United Kingdom on the verge of breaking up  (Read 411 times)

Swiss

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Re: United Kingdom on the verge of breaking up
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2021, 14:43:05 »
Problem is, all the money is in Swansea and Cardiff.

Interestingly, Wales' net deficit is also ~13bn a year (2019)

Tax revenue is 27bn

Spending is 40bn.

So England is proping up both countries by 13bn each...

gavin

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Re: United Kingdom on the verge of breaking up
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2021, 21:29:47 »
I wouldn't rely on stats like that. The focus of the UK has been on the South for so long that it has entrenched such inequalities. This is precisely why regions could be better off on their own.

The South of England has bled the regions dry and then produces stats like that to show us why we should be grateful!

They can keep their shitty rugby team too.