Em@il Jury

Peo­ple in Scot­land are now the un­hap­pi­est in the UK, ac­cord­ing to the Of­fice of Na­tional Statis­tics. We asked our Email Jury if they agreed

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - OPINION -

I cer­tainly don’t think I am, nor any of my friends, so it sounds like a bit of a gen­er­al­i­sa­tion, maybe based on the fact we moan about the weather. – Judi Martin, Marycul­ter There are mis­er­able peo­ple all over. We Scots don’t show our emo­tions as much, that is all. – Joan Fordyce,

For­far Yes, I do, and the rea­son is the per­pet­ual gurn­ing com­ing out of our par­lia­ment. There is never any good comes from Holyrood, just moans from a bunch of lemon suck­ers. – Bob Dun­can, Carnoustie Andy Mur­ray is no longer No. 1, we’ve been knocked out of the World Cup, we pay more tax than peo­ple in Eng­land, the weather is ter­ri­ble, Po­lice Scot­land and the NHS are a dis­as­ter. No won­der we’re mis­er­able. – James Brown, Whit­burn I don’t think Scots are nec­es­sar­ily un­hap­pier than those in Eng­land, Wales and North­ern Ire­land, but we do have darker days and colder win­ter weather. This could cause “win­ter blues” to be worse in Scot­land. – Liz Kelly, Ruther­glen Peo­ple are more mis­er­able be­cause of the bile we’re be­ing fed by the SNP about how badly we are done by. In re­al­ity it is noth­ing of

the sort. We need to get real. –

Ron­ald James, Kir­riemuir I can’t see why peo­ple in Scot­land are the un­hap­pi­est as they get far more for noth­ing than we get in Eng­land. Free pre­scrip­tions, free univer­sity fees, no bridge tolls, bet­ter looked af­ter in their old age and cheaper hous­ing, to men­tion a few. – John Grant,

Ox­ford­shire Of­ten the word dour was put in front of a Scot – due to the cli­mate! Now I think most Bri­tish peo­ple are mis­er­able, they spend money they haven’t got and get heav­ily into debt. – El­iz­a­beth O’Re­gan, Lin­coln I think gen­er­ally we are rea­son­ably happy as a na­tion, but I do think we suf­fer from poor self­es­teem. –John Alis­tair Jamieson,


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