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    Scotland, Second Only to Cuba for Public Spending

    Scotland's dependence on state increasing
    Scotland is poised to become the third most state-dependent country inthe world, with only Cuba and Iraq spending more on public services,according to economic forecasters.

    By Auslan Cramb, Scottish Correspondent

    By 2012, public spending is expected to rise to 67 per cent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP). The communist regime in Cuba spends just over 80 per cent of its GDP on public services, while in Baghdad the figure is 87 per cent.

    A report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research claims the Scottish figures are putting an "unfair burden" on English taxpayers and warns that the growing public sector north of the border is unsustainable.

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    Scotland has been a burden on English taxpayers for ages! I'd like to think I'd be objective enough to recognise this if I were Scottish myself, but it’s been going on so long that many of them now feel a sense of entitlement.

    What's certain is that this current Labour government will be wanting to buy some seats north of the border come election time as usual (at the expense of the SNP) so there's no prospect of all the bribes drying up just yet

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