10 August 2012: Bull in a china shop – Ruth Davidson Castigates lazy Scottish Electorate for living off handouts from Westminster
Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Scottish Conservative Party, has claimed that nearly 90 percent of Scots households are currently “living off state’s patronage,” reports.
Davidson cited that only about 283,080 households in Scotland – 12 percent of the total number – pay more in taxes than what they receive in public services from the state.
In addition, due to the dominance of the public sector in Scottish life, she said that state spending now represents at least one-half of Scotland’s wealth.
“It is staggering that public sector expenditure makes up a full 50 percent of Scotland’s GDP and only 12 percent of households are net contributors, where the taxes they pay outweigh the benefits they receive through public spending,” she thundered.
“The rotten system of patronage, which denies so many people real choices in their lives, has created a corrosive sense of entitlement which suits its political gang masters.”
Referring to the exalted 12 percent who are “responsible for generating Scotland’s wealth,” she rhetorically asked: “I wonder how many of them work on public sector contracts.”
Citing data from the Office for National Statistics, Davidson said that the average Scottish household uses £14,151 more in public services every year than it pays out in taxes.
Even middle-income Scots, she noted, consume £20,000 more in state spending than they pay out.
Only Scotland’s wealthy, that is, those who account for the top 10 percent of earners, pay £17,205 more in tax than they receive in public services.
She also alleged that over-dependence on the public trough has created a generation of Scots who are hopelessly loyal to the Labour and Scottish National Party, at the expense of the Tories.
“If the gang master state is the only provider people can see for their housing, education and employment, it’s no surprise those who seek to break the stranglehold find barriers in their way,” she declared.
But the facts are that Scotland pays 9.6 percent of the United Kingdom’s total tax bill, while accounting for only 9.3 percent of British public spending. (The btimes)
Davidson likes to get herself in the news just as often as she can.
Some of her more bombastic performances are listed below.
5 January 2012: RD keynote speech about Scottish Conservative Party policy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re77JW_QkVg
29 January 2012: RD and Cameron denying more devolution of tax powers to Scotland. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJra07D3jRc
29 January 2012: Too wee, too stupid, too poor, to be independent, what a shower of toe-rags. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FYDoXkSFZI
16 March 2012: RD Overstates her case again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgRIvGz7v0o
10 May 2012: Scottish regiments betrayed by Tory Party. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWi-1BXhbqs
17 May 2012: The Leveson Inquiry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IunXoaCms4U
28 May 2012: The big debate Part1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj-Z1nkC8Xc
28 May 2012: The big debate Part2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj-Z1nkC8Xc
31 May 2012: MSP’s agree that Scotland should be an independent country. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–ET7PUI2wM
8 October 2012: RD. Scots are happy to live off welfare from England. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rnw0q-Msa5U
9 October 2012: RD. only 12% of Scots households are net contributors to tax revenues. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTHUD7ZGH0A
30 January 2013: Blair Jenkins and RD – Scotland Tonight. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VMXOy3TUdc
31 January 2013: RD has lost the plot on Europe – failed to keep up with events! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOYhdOIiJoU
8 March 2013: North Sea investments will generate an additional £3 billion by 2017. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ6l_FHiEG8
26 March 2013: RD – Speech on strengthening Scottish Devolution. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7-ShRJeLXc
29 March 2013: RD talking legal, political and constitutional nonsense. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho_nkQUzqyk
23 May 2013: RD Gets over excited. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7pf4HorcJo
7 November 2013: RD questioned Scotland’s place in the EU following independence? The BBC said the Spanish Prime Minister said we would be out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH58WbmXjhQ
20 November 2013: RD MSP speaks in the Equal Marriage Debate. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Owi0H62g5Q8
12 December 2013: RD implied Alex Salmond was a liar by referring to him as Pinocchio. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaxIy17ybtw
12 December 2013: RD calls FM Pinocchio – Reprimanded by PO. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H59ArH3d6bo
2 May 2014: Bested by Alex Salmond, RD slams her pen down in fury. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBLNQcLEvOw
29 May 2014: RD rashly embarks on Treasury facts with predictable outcome. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIeQsXSU3dY2
2 June 2014: RD and Sarah Smith – More Powers for Scotland. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvPtCiJkgt4
7 June 2014: RD – Oil and the economy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki_HkXtXGO89
2 July 2014: Referendum two months away. Campaign takes priority. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae9e6JWfbow
21 August 2014: RD speaking in the Scotland’s future debate. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGFaQpkiG1g
14 September 2014: Treasury briefing breaches Purdah. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3GTEIpVAwI
15 September 2014: RD “I do not want an equal society” – in her own words. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5neGzqUq3Aw
22 September 2014: RD implies illegal collation of postal votes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcL69gUtPb0
28 September 2014: RD Speech To the Tory Party Conference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyOqHniEeuw
29 September 2014: RD waffles and refuses to reveal target seats. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpJ6tISKftU
10 October 2014: RD comprehensively demolished by the First Minister. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_PcvpQ05II
12 December 2014: RD Defends flat-lining Tory Party. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvIGYZEnaa8
12 April 2015: Unionist leaders bullying Nicola Sturgeon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9sNS3NouNs
27 April 2015: Tory Party not to blame for the alarming rise in food banks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWi-1BXhbqs
7 May 2015: RD wishes away the election outcome. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1ujitG_pT
4 May 2015: RD and the success of the Tory party. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEmBH_cr2t4
14 May 2015: RD on education. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4UMiUXBGpc
28 May 2015: Question Time Aberdeen “Mr Plant” back in the audience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ptlJAMAhzo
4 thoughts on “Ruth the Mooth Gives Early Warning – When The Tory Party Takes Up the Reins of Government at Holyrood in 2021 Lazy Scots Will Be Forced Tae Get Tae Work Or Feel Her Wrath”
She said the same in the Big Debate on the Friday before the IndyRef and I’ve always been amazed that she hasn’t been castigated for it.
I simply despise that attitude.
and she want’s to be the leader
maybe she should remember that she is the lackey of david cameron and her party is committing genocide on the sick and disabled. Also in a party that lies non-stop and has committed massive electrol fraud, so gie yer mooth a break and yer brain a chance hen
I don’t see anything wrong with what she said , is she not just stating the obvious ?
Though a comparison to the UK as a whole should be made , and perhaps an example from countries like France and Germany .
We are living in a post -industrial world , with the service sector predominating .
The big employers are the Council , The NHS , Colleges and Universities (State funded ) , MOD ?
Big private sector employers are Supermarkets ? Babcocks at Rosyth (MOD ) .