From The Sun
BORIS Johnson is planning on spending billions of pounds on Scottish infrastructure in a desperate bid to save the Union, according to reports.
The PM is set to unveil a strategy to fight Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP amid growing concerns that the party could call a new independence referendum following next week’s election.
Plans could include a spending spree on Scottish road and rail links as well as student exchanges between UK nations, the Sunday Telegraph reports.
Despite the fact that we already shove money up to Scotland, and we already have road and rail links, we’re going to take even more money from the English.
Matt Hancock, the Health secretary, is also working on plans to treat Scottish patients in English hospitals to tackle a huge backlog caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
What’s the point in having a devolved Scottish NHS if you’re just going to intervene when they fail? Why should someone in England, who has no say in the Scottish government, go without treatment because the Scots failed?
It comes amid fears that nationalists could win a majority in the Scottish Parliament next week – and call a referendum without the consent of the British government.
Let them have one. Let them leave. What do we lose? Whisky, heather honey and Grand Theft Auto? Well, no. We’ll still trade. Access to the countryside for people who like going on holiday somewhere colder? I’m pretty sure they’d still like English tourist money.
If this is truly a union, that should mean that there are benefits for all parties concerned. That either in exchange for lots of cash, there’s some value in return. Why are we throwing even more money to keep Scotland, when it’s already soaking up English money?