United Kingdom?

The Scots are kicking off again.

Millions of pounds of compensation being paid to criminals under human rights laws is “unacceptable”, Scotland’s justice minister has said.

So far £11m has been paid to more than 3,700 prisoners after a judge ruled their human rights had been breached by slopping out their prison cell toilets.

In England and Wales there is a one-year time bar for such claims.

Kenny MacAskill wants the UK government to legislate to bring Scotland into line with the rest of the country.

OK, how’s about we English have student tuition fees abolished along with prescription charges?

United Kingdom?

Someone’s having a fucking laugh.

Scottish bollocks

Further to the Scottish Parliament’s proposals to increase the price of alcohol to a minimum price per unit the Scottish Whisky Association has commented:

Scotch Whisky would be hit at home also. In a challenging market, an additional 90p a bottle on
today’s typical price will do nothing to support the communities that rely on the industry.

Excuse me, but if you’re buying a bottle of decent Scotch at about £11 a bottle then 90p doesn’t seem much of a hike in the price of a wee dram from time to time.

However, if it does seem like an increase that’s going to stop you buying it then you’re obviously spending too much of your disposable income on Scotch if you can’t absorb an extra 90 fucking pence.

Instead, you should really start asking yourself some searching questions such as, ‘Am I an alcoholic?’

Come to England and get pissed!

I’m getting a tad fucked off with all the differences it can make on your pocket depending on which part of this Sceptered Isle you inhabit.

It seems a strange way to run a United Kingdom with us English having to pay for prescriptions and the Welsh not having to pay anything.

Then there’s the Scots with no further education tuition fees…

Frankly, it’s a fucking mess.

And here’s even more bullshit along similar lines:

The latest Scottish Parliament proposals regarding alcohol.

Has anyone thought this crap through, for fuck’s sake?

This, in particular, is going to cause a lot of trouble.

Pursue the establishment of a minimum price per unit of alcohol, including further research on setting the level.

OK, say they arrive at £1.50 a unit. That means a pint of 5% ABV beer will cost about £4.50 a pint. Say a quid more than it does at present.

Now, if I lived near the English/Scottish border I’d be very tempted to go and drink and buy my booze in England if I lived in Scotland.

Can you imagine what it might be like living in a border town in England if the Scots do have higher alcohol prices?

Maybe I pitched that £1.50 a unit figure too high, but then if it’s only fractionally higher than it is at present, what effect is that going to have on consumption?

I’m inclined to think ‘fuck all’.

Do the people who dream these proposals up get paid per fuckwitted idea?

It would appear so.

I know…sack their useless arses and spend the money on liver transplants.

Better still, use their fucking livers.

No, bad idea – you’d have to be permanently pissed to think of this shit in the first place…