You may think I’m scraping the barrel with this story….with my teeth, but there is, it has to be said a shortage of suitable stories for my blog at the moment. So, this from Yougov four days ago and strangely inflated by Fife Today’s report on the 9th August, is todays addition to the evidence for the Scots being having stronger communitarian tendencies. You know the other things – free care for the elderly, bus passes, no tuition fees and the bedroom tax neutered.
So, it’s no surprise that we say we should slip more under the pillow of bairns traumatised by tooth extraction. According to Yougov, the UK average is 88p while the Scottish one is £1. I don’t like the new £1 coin, do you? But then, I never like change (joke pinched from the Edinburgh Festival)
However, according to Fife Today’s unattributed survey, the Scottish average paid is £1.60 per tooth while the UK average is £1.49.
Maybe it’s two different surveys; one based on what respondents say we should give and one based on what we say we do give?
Either way, more damning evidence against the Union.
We used to get a silver thruppenny per tooth. Our kids got a tanner. Given the probable modern day purchasing equivalent, I suspect my parents were a bit more generous than my children’s parents.
I seem to remember a sixpence being involved,,,
That chunky old thrupenny was a good contraceptive. Put it in your shoe and it made you limp