Area size is to­tally ir­rel­e­vant

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - YOURVOICE - Think again.

I JUST can’t fig­ure out what Rod Sel­bie is go­ing on about in his an­swer to my query about why the Scot­tish Govern­ment gets more per head of pop­u­la­tion than ei­ther Eng­land or Wales.

In his an­swer he quotes the area size of each na­tion, but I find that to­tally ir­rel­e­vant as the money doled out to lo­cal gov­ern­ments from the “privy purse” is to pay for things like ed­u­ca­tion and health etc. What the num­ber of km2 in an area has to do with any­thing I re­ally don’t know.

The only thing we agree on is that the money comes from all the taxes col­lected from all over the coun­try and some­one has to dole it out, so to speak. Rod seems to feel West­min­ster is the evil re­spon­si­ble for all of Scot­land’s prob­lems.

I won­der how he will ex­plain their part in our abom­inable record on teenage preg­nan­cies and drugs?

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