Interesting comments from Ruth Davidson, the chairthing of the Scottish Conservative Party, about her fellow countrymen. Only twelve per cent of Scots, she says, contribute more to the exchequer than they take out in the form of benefits. “The rest lie around on filthy sofas in subsidised homes, watching daytime television while farting, mainlining heroin and stuffing their sad grey faces with pies full of regurgitated sheep gizzards and Windolene.” Actually, I paraphrase a bit there. She didn’t say all that stuff. She just said almost nine out of ten Scots take more in benefits than they generate in wealth. This is, she says, shocking, and the Scots have too great a sense of entitlement.

Well, that should cost them their last remaining MP north of the border, I’d guess. But there’s no great evidence that the wealthy twelve per cent of Scots resent this burden, is there? Or maybe there is and I’ve missed it.

Tags: Benefits, Conservatives, Poverty, Ruth Davidson, Scotland