Wednesday, 2 October 2013
SCOTTISHNESS NOT AS STRONG IN SCOTLAND AS ENGLISHNESS NOW IS IN ENGLAND?
SCOTTISHNESS NOT AS STRONG IN SCOTLAND AS ENGLISHNESS IS IN ENGLAND?
The 2011 Census results in Scotland have now been published after much unexplained delay by the Scottish Government. The Census asked similar questions about National Identity to the 2011 Census in England and Wales. This has has thrown up an interesting result which may be the explanation for the delay.
You may remember that the 2011 Census in England shows that England has over 32 million (32,007,983) people (or 60.4%) who have stated they have only English National Identity. A further 4.8 million (4,820,181) people (or 9.1%) stated that their National Identity is ‘English and British’. In sharp contrast with this nearly 70% being English there were only a mere 10 million (10,171,834) people (or 19.2%) who claimed to be ‘British only’.
In England however the substantial “Ethnic Minority” population has been encouraged for years by the British Government to call itself “British” and not to call itself “English”, which explains how it comes about that nearly 30% of the population of England regard themselves as in some sense “British”.
In Scotland there is a much smaller proportion of “Ethnic Minorities” than in England (just 4%) and so the figures for people who have identified their national identity as being ‘Scottish’ only of 62% and ‘Scottish and British’ of 18% are mostly from people who are also ethnically Scottish. These statistics should therefore be compared with the proportions of people of English ethnicity who identify as being ‘English only’ or ‘English and British’. In England nearly 85% of those of English ethnicity identify themselves as being ‘English only’ with only about 5% who identify themselves as being ‘British only’ and 9.1% who identify themselves as being ‘English and British’.
Another striking fact is that the proportion of people in Scotland identifying themselves as being ‘Scottish and English’ is double the proportion that identify themselves in England as being ‘English and British’.
The inescapable conclusion is that these results in Scotland show that, contrary to what had previously been expected, English national identity now is in fact stronger, in England, than Scottish national identity is, in Scotland, despite the vastly different treatment of the two nations by the British State.
Also, given the proportion of people currently saying that they are proposing to vote for independence for Scotland being significantly less than the proportion of the population who identify themselves as being ‘Scottish only’, it seems clear that although people identify themselves as being ‘Scottish only’ their support for remaining within the United Kingdom has been literally bought and paid for by the colossal sums of English money that the British Government has given them as vast electoral bribes to the Scottish population. How else are we to characterise the Barnett Formula?
The Barnett Formula was shown in the House of Lords Report in 2009 to involve a transfer from England to Scotland of just over £32bn a year.
The British State is indeed maintaining itself and the Union parasitically upon the backs of English taxpayers and the English Nation!