Do certain people vote for the political parties linked to gangsterism?
After hundreds of years of poverty and inbreeding, certain Scots do just that.
There are 90 million people of Scottish origin in this world.
The most intelligent ones tend to live outside Scotland.
Scotland has lots of drug gangsters. (Scotland among world's worst for drug abuse)
"Police and customs are currently managing to seize just one per cent of all heroin being smuggled into Scotland." (mirror.w)
In 2011 there will be elections for the Scottish Parliament.
In Scotland, an opinion poll poll (slump in Tory support) shows:
Labour 46% of the vote.
The Scottish National Party 32%.
Labour is seen by some as being the party of war, poverty and gangsterism.
The Labour Party's Steven Purcell might have become Scotland's First Minister.
In 2009, Purcell was interviewed by officers from an elite crime squad. (Police warned Steven Purcell about gangster link - Scotland on Sunday )
Purcell, the former leader of Glasgow City Council, was warned about being linked to Glasgow gansters who were being investigated by police. (Steven Purcell confessed to having cocaine problem after meeting with police)
Purcell was said to be too close to a certain drug dealer. (Steven Purcell pals voiced blackmail fears )
Jack McConnell was Scotland's First Minister and part of Blair's Labour Party.
Reportedly, Jack McConnell's wife's department, and Jack McConnell's party organisation in Glasgow, gave Eddie Lyons, an alleged 'gangster', £1.4m in public funds over 10 years to run a community centre used by children.
Reportedly the Lyons’s family was involved in a 'war' with another group of 'gangsters'.
At least 11 people have been shot since 2003 as a result of this 'war'. (Joan McAlpine: This is a nasty stink you cannot just ignore, Jack)
Jack McConnell (Website for this image)
'Drug baron Justin McAlroy was gunned down on his driveway in Glasgow's Cambuslang only six days after wining and dining Labour VIPs Jack McConnell and John Reid at a dinner to raise funds for the party in 2002.' (New evidence casts shadow of doubt over conviction in notorious ...)
'Police ... found cannabis resin in the home of the British Defence Secretary, John Reid, but the minister says he has no idea where it came from.'
"Tony Blair's most trusted minister and fugitive Ronnie Campbell - the father of the bride - stood side by side on the steps of Westminster Cathedral...
'Campbell ... was the target of a recent gangland hit.' (aangirfan: John Reid, UK Home Secretary, MP for Airdrie and Shotts)
(wsws.l reported on Labour Party corruption in Scotland.)
Norway's sovereign wealth fund is Europe's biggest equity investor.
Norway has saved $430 billion for the future.
Norway has invested heavily in infrastructure.
Finland is even richer than Norway and it does not have oil.
Finland produces mega-liners and modern technology.
Both Norway and Finland are small independent countries.
The Labour Party is the party of the rich oligarchs. Image from: 2012 Olympic Games +++Updated+++
Scotland should be as rich as Norway and Finland, but it is not.
Scotland still has vast oil wealth; Scotland has about 25% of Europe's renewable energy resources; Scotland has a history of producing great inventions.
Scotland is poor, because many of its people vote for the Labour party, the party of war and poverty.
Labour failed to control the corrupt bankers.
Labour wasted billions on wars.
Labour wants to waste £100 billion on a replacement for Trident.
Labour took Scotland's wealth and spent it in the South East of England on motorways, railways, the underground, airports and other projects.
In January 2010, a report by the UK government's National Equality Panel pointed out that the gulf between rich and poor in the UK grew wider under the Labour Party than at any time since the Second World War.
The report says that inequality in Britain is among the worst in the developed world, with the highest rate of poverty in western Europe.
On average, children born in the poorest areas will die 13 years before those in the richest.
The richest 10 per cent of families have assets worth an average £853,000 - almost 100 times the £8,800 average wealth of the poorest 10 per cent. (Gulf between rich and poor grown under Labour and now widest since WWII - Daily Mail )
Margaret Thatcher was kept afloat by Scotland's oil.
James Callaghan was saved by Scotland's oil.
Tony Blair and Gordon Brown have survived thanks to Scotland's oil.
Who benefits from Scotland's oil? Not the people of the Calton area of Glasgow where the average life expectancy of a male is just 53.9 years. This is lower than in most Third World countries. (In Iraq, life expectancy is 67. Minutes from Glasgow city centre ...)
In the European elections of 2009, Labour got only 21% of the vote in Scotland.
But since then, the Scottish media, controlled one suspects by the London spooks, have produced a deluge of dishonest stories attacking the Scottish National Party.
The vote for Labour has increased.
Scotland gets less public spending per head than London and many other regions of England.
Tax revenues from Scotland more or less match the country's public spending, if all North Sea oil and gas revenues are taken into account. (Research, published by the Glasgow Herald, based on Treasury figures in Whitehall, an analysis by consultants Oxford Economics and the newspaper's own calculations.)
Something called the GERS report "demonstrates that Scotland recorded a current budget surplus over the three years to 2007/08 of £2.3 billion, while the UK ran up a deficit of £24 billion over the same period." (Falklands could benefit from own oil)
subrosa-blonde.blogspot/ reminds us that Scotland's Oil Isn't Running Out
Servers at the Tilted Kilt. http://www.flickr.com/photos/27045606@N06/2711662696/
Author Andorra Photography
UK civil servants calculated that North Sea oil could boost incomes in an independent Scotland by up to 30%.
This is according to government records made public, 0n 28 September 2009, at the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh.
Oil ownership would boost income by 30% / Documents reveal that oil could mean an independent Scotland
The Scottish National Party's Brian Adam commented: "Scotland’s oil industry has a bright future with an estimated 30 billion barrels of oil still to be extracted, new technology developing and a central role in the global oil industry.
"There is as much oil left in the North Sea as has been taken out of it – and much more than half of the revenues.
"Scotland’s oil industry has a positive future.
"With the UK making £250 billion of revenue from North Sea oil over the last 30 years in real terms, it is now time to ensure that future revenues are invested properly for Scotland’s future."
OIL OWNERSHIP WOULD BOOST INCOME BY 30%
Labour has ensured that Scotland is poor.
Ramsay MacDonald (1866 – 1937) was the typical Scottish Labour politician.
Macdonald married Margaret Gladstone, a lady of wealth.
With Ramsay MacDonald's first government there was little in the way of 'change'.
The government supported bosses against their workers.
One of the government's first acts was to use of troops against an engine drivers' strike.