Yesterday I released a blog post (Part 1) on how it’s actually England that is too poor to be independent, not Scotland and it has been shared far and wide in the 12 hours since its release. Over the past 12 hours, it has been viewed over 6,000 times with over 70,000 Twitter impressions so far, so thank you all for sharing! Lets see if we can match it with this blog post?
Below is a continued list of another 8 areas that I have broken down. At the foot of the blog post are all the links you will need to confirm the numbers.
I have used a population figure of 5,250,000 for Scotland and 55,000,000 for England.
So let’s look at the breakdown.
This was a really, really hard one to figure out. In the end I had to simply give England a huge benefit of the doubt. Scottish fresh water reserves are easy to find. A survey was conducted around the 1900s into all the lochs of Scotland (Source 1). The resulting volume was estimated at 28 Trillion litres. Trying to find out how much reserves England had was literally impossible. All I could go on was the known fact that Loch Ness has more water than all of England and Wales combined (Source 2), so I gave them a fresh water reserve of 7 trillion litres, which is the volume of Loch Ness.
Scottish people have the equivalent of 5,500,000 litres of water per head, English residents have only 135,000 litres per head, and that’s me being very kind!
Scotland 1-0 England!
According to the EEF (sources 3 and 4), Scotland has a manufacturing industry as of 2018 worth £14.4 billion. England, when adding all of the English regions as listed on their site and infographic video has a manufacturing industry worth some £146.5 billion. Broken down across the population per head, Scotland has a manufacturing industry worth £2,743 per head versus England’s £2,664 per head.
Scotland 2-0 England!
Scotland has a known surface mine coal reserve of 33,021,000,000 kg as per source 5. England has a known surface mine coal reserve of 11,980,000,000 kg as per source 5. That means Scotland has more coal reserves per head than England. Each Scot has an equivalent of 6,290 kg versus just 218 kg in England.
Scotland 3-0 England!
Scotland has 15 Universities and 20 further education Colleges, giving 35 in total as per sources 6 and 7. England has 106 Universities and 179 further education Colleges giving a total of 285 as per sources 8 and 9. This gives a ratio of 1 establishment of further education to every 150,000 Scottish residents. In England the figure is 1 establishment of further education to every 192,982 residents.
Scotland 4-0 England!
Scotland has a total road network of 34,000 miles. This includes all types of roads as per source 10. England has a total road network length of 187,500 miles according to source 11. This means that Scotland has twice as much road network per population as residents in England with Scotland having 9.7 metres of road per head compared to only 4.8 metres of road for those who live in England.
Scotland 5-0 England!
Scotland has a Construction industry worth £7.1 Billion according to source 12. The UK has a Construction industry worth £71 Billion according to source 13. Getting the numbers for England involves looking at Wales and Northern Ireland and then removing theirs along with Scotlands from the UK total. Wales has an industry worth £3.537 Billion, Northern Ireland has one worth £3.031 Billion. That leaves England with a Construction Industry worth £57.3 Billion.
In other words, a Scottish per head equivalent is £1,352, where as an English head equivalent is £1,042.
Scotland 6-0 England!
Scotland currently employs 59,400 nursing and midwifery staff, England currently employs 309,000 nursing and midwifery staff, both according to source 15. This gives a ratio of 1 nurse to every 88 Scottish residents. In England the figure is 1 nurse for every 178 residents.
Scotland 7-0 England!
Scotland currently employs 51,500 teaching staff across all areas of education, according to source 16. England currently employs 451,900 teaching staff across all areas of education, according to source 17. This gives a ratio of 1 teacher to every 102 Scottish residents. In England the figure is 1 teacher for every 122 residents.
Scotland 8-0 England!
Now you can read this any way you want, as well as the 11 other areas i examined yesterday. I read it simply as this…
It’s not Scotland that is too poor to be independent, its England!
*Note – To any Unionists who feel that all they can bring to my blog via the comments is to comment on grammar and spelling, your comment will be deleted.