Another difference as UK small and medium-sized business people prefer Boris while Scots prefer…


From Citibase:

‘Despite making numerous incendiary remarks and being at the heart of a ‘civil war’ among his own party, 23% of SMEs would still like to see Boris Johnson as the next Prime Minister, closely followed by Theresa May (21%) and Jeremy Corbyn (17%). Interestingly, support for ‘BoJo’ is particularly high in the North East at 30%, while unsurprisingly Nicola Sturgeon takes precedence in Scotland with 23% of the votes.’

What about Ruthie? Isn’t she tipped for FM and PM? See these reliable and authoritative predictions:



I was going to say she’d need to give up the drink but Churchill never did.

For some reason we don’t get to see who came second or third or fourth in the Scottish sub-set.

Is this another wee bit of evidence that Scots are a bit different. Regular readers will know that I’ve been wittering on agreeably about this notion that Scotland is different enough in terms of the commonality of values such as collectivism over individualism to add that factor to its rationale for independence. Of course, it’s not an essential requirement to justify independence and there are many Scots (Tory supporters) who might be better swapped with ‘nice’ English folk, but it does seem important to our NoMedia for them to want to undermine it all the time:

BBC News tries to spread knife crime crisis into Scotland to tell us: ‘You’re no different. Don’t get any ideas!’

As religious hate crime soars by 40% in one year in England and Wales, Reporting Scotland struggles to keep up

Here are some only of the many reports here on related matters:

Abuse of women and the disabled far higher in England than in Scotland

Less homicide, less knife crime, less domestic violence, safer cities and now much lower alcohol problems: should Scotland’s old stereotypes be sent south?

Racial hate crimes increase by 33% in England & Wales while falling by 10% in Scotland: Who says we’re not different?

Scottish Muslim students far less likely to report abuse or crime?

Terror de-radicalisation referral rate in Scotland less than one third per capita of that in England

Only in Scotland! ‘A review of small country’s approaches to public policy reform in response to economic, demographic and other pressures found that only in Scotland could this ‘golden thread’ be so clearly discerned’

Scientific evidence that Scots tend to be different from the other groups in rUK?

Who said Scots were not more left-wing than those in the rest of the UK?

With 1 in 4 living wage employers already in Scotland, the Scottish Government aims to make this a ‘Living Wage Nation’

8% of the UK population and 28% of living wage employers. More evidence that we are different enough to want to run the whole show?

80 000 lowest paid workers in NHS England still on poverty wages as NHS Scotland follows Scottish Government policy to pay a living wage to all public-sector employees

Scottish care workers to receive Living Wage for ‘sleepover’ hours while English care workers receive only the National Minimum Wage.


6 thoughts on “Another difference as UK small and medium-sized business people prefer Boris while Scots prefer…

  1. Bugger (the Panda) April 13, 2019 / 6:48 am

    The only say Untruthie would be FM is if the 3 English Colonial Parties in Scotland former their oen littlr Union and were as one. Snd then fixed the vote.

    Morning all

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    • William Henderson April 13, 2019 / 9:40 am

      Aye, BtP,

      Prime Minister Boris?
      No’ much there for us.

      Prime Minister Ruth?

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      • Alasdair Macdonald April 13, 2019 / 11:38 am

        Now that the Colonel is dusting down her uniform to return to service the ‘progressive’ metropolitan meeja has begun to salivate. The New Statesman has a piece about the Colonel’s imminent elevation to PM. The rest of the metropolitan meeja is salivating about Nigel Farage’s new party and his emulation of Mussolini’s ‘March on Rome’. Although they kept Tommy Robinson’s march separate from the march of respectable WHITE people (Mr Jon Snow), the simultaneity of both was a coded message implying social disorder is a possibility.

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  2. William Henderson April 13, 2019 / 9:23 am

    A well established fact – when folk from down south get off the train or plane here the first thing that hits them is that, wherever it might be that they’ve arrived, ‘it’s not England’.

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  3. gavin April 13, 2019 / 12:58 pm

    A wee poem Boris published while editor of the Spectator.

    “The Scotch–what a verminous race!
    Canny, pushy, chippy, they’re all over the place.
    Battening off us with false bonhomie;
    Polluting our stock, undermining our economy.
    Down with sandy hair and knobbly knees!
    Supress the tartan dwarves and the Wee Frees!
    Ban the kilt, the skean-dhu and the sporran
    As provocatively, offensively, foreign!
    It’s time Hadrians Wall was refortified.
    To pen them in on the other side.
    I would go further. The nation
    Deserves not merely isolation
    But comprehensive extermination.
    We must not flinch from a solution.
    (I await legal prosecution.)

    By James Michie…………. But giving an insight into the thinking of Boris and his “Ajockalypse now!”

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    • gavin April 13, 2019 / 1:02 pm

      By the way, the poem is titled “Friendly Fire”, an odd description for an Englishman advocating the cultural and physical genocide of the people of Scotland.

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