- Mar 14, 2015
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Well, considering the demographic in Northern Ireland and political development in Scotland, the break up of the UK seems quite possible in the future.Independence.So, what is the solution?Which underlines why the union is not working for us.Yes, I agree that economic relations between regions and central government arent so straight. But Wales has the lowest earnings per capita in comparison with the other regions of the UK, and IIRC some of its counties are considered one of the poorest ones in Westerm Europe. So, who knows.Its not that straightforward. Wales does not have tax raising powers so is forced to rely on getting our own money back.Thats a complicated picture but probably we get back a little more than we pay.I cant see the pictures, but if Wales provides decent food for children then it is good. But I feel that the Welsh budget has significant deficit and it gets more than gives to the central budget. If it is so, the Welsh government has little to be praised for. That is not their money.Picture 2 shows £30 worth of food distributed by the Welsh government to poor kids in Wales. The difference in content can be explained by the fact that the Welsh government is not seeking to make a huge profit from hungry children
Balancing that out Wales has to pay for English projects it gets no benefit from such as Trident and HS2. We also cant control our natural resources. For example our water is piped to England so cheaply that English water bills are lower than Welsh bills. We also carry the cost of having so many retired English folk living here and putting a strain on our health service.