Saturday, 16 May 2015

Land Reform in Scotland.

Could this be why the Tories are so keen on the Union?

8 comments:

James Higham said...

The grass looked ok to me in that pic. What do they want to reform?

Mark Wadsworth said...

It's about the only plausible explanation we have left.

Random said...

Yay! Go Scotland! Too bad they screwed up on the currency question though.
JH, it says:
"If you have an idea or would like to get involved in the project in any other way please contact the collective at editors@postmag.net"

Ralph Musgrave said...

So loads of Glaswegians are itching to go hiking and build holiday homes in the wilds of Northern Scotland, and English aristocrats are keeping them at bay? I doubt it.

Ben Jamin' said...

The Tories would only be too happy for London and the SE to detach itself from the rest of the UK/EU.

They'd get to keep all the rents in perpetuity, no matter what.


And the rest of the UK are so stupid they think this is a great idea too.



Random said...

"So loads of Glaswegians are itching to go hiking and build holiday homes in the wilds of Northern Scotland, and English aristocrats are keeping them at bay? I doubt it."
If they introduce land reform perhaps it will catch on in the rest of UK as the arguments against it are shown to be BS.

The Stigler said...

BJ,

"The Tories would only be too happy for London and the SE to detach itself from the rest of the UK/EU.

They'd get to keep all the rents in perpetuity, no matter what."

I'd like to see what they do for water when those of us that get it all decide that we'd rather keep it than have hosepipe bans.

Seriously, though, I doubt London is much of a net contributor to the UK if at all. Add up all the jobs that exist doing up opera houses, at Whitehall, and so forth. The London & South East government would have a lot less money for that. There's no way the people in Mercia would be paying for London's opera house. They'd build their own, probably in Worcester or somewhere.

Ben Jamin' said...

@TS

In fact it's pretty easy to calculate that London and the SE are a net burden to the tune of around £100bn per year on the rest of the UK.

http://markwadsworth.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/regional-inequality-lvt-will-sort-it-out.html