Category Archives: Economics

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland spending much more on public services than they collect in tax

Robert Henderson The Office for National Statistics (ONS)  has produced  its first regional analysis of UK  public spending  and tax collected. The ONS describes the statistics as experimental and their  methodology can be found here at the beginning of the … Continue reading

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Article 50 is a poisoned chalice – Don’t drink from it

Robert Henderson Those who think that British Europhile politicians   will  play fair if Britain votes to leave the EU in June will be horribly disappointed. The public may think that if the British people have voted to leave the EU … Continue reading

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Britain will vote to leave the EU if the public message is right

Robert  Henderson One thing about the coming EU referendum is certain: it will be a much fairer fight than that which occurred in 1975 when  the  stay-in camp had captured most leading politicians including all the party leaders,  all  the … Continue reading

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Devolution and an in-out referendum Part 2 – The hard facts to be put before the Celts

Devolution and an in-out referendum – UKIP Daily Devolution and an in-out referendum – UKIP Daily In part 1 I looked at the UK electoral arithmetic which suggested that England might well  vote to leave the EU  while one or … Continue reading

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What the British people want from their politicians … and what they get

Robert Henderson What do our politicians think of the electorate: precious little. All the major mainstream parties either ignore or cynically  misrepresent  the issues  which are most important to the British – immigration, our relationship with the EU, the English … Continue reading

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What a true assessment of the economic costs of mass immigration would include

Robert Henderson The politically correct never cease to tell us that mass immigration is a net benefit to Britain. By this they mean that immigrants pay more in taxes than they cost in publicly funded services. To make such an … Continue reading

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The Scottish Independence Referendum – unanswered questions

Robert Henderson NB UK2 stands for the UK containing England, Wales and Northern Ireland The vote on Scottish independence is in 2014. The next UK general election is scheduled for 2015. The date for  Scotland to leave  the Union is … Continue reading

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