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barky

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Re: Queensferry Crossing
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2017, 04:49:10 PM »
Marvellous achievement, Barky.
It just shows what Scotland can do when it goes it alone.
Well done.
Never mind the muddled and failing educational system
notice that's an article based on PISA down below - which is historic info based on how things were years ago while SNP was cleaning up the mess Labour/LibDems left ... not relevant these days as a new system is in place & figures typically quoted by media & Lab/Con aren't even for most recent PISA
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Never mind the failing health care system.
many orders better than down south, highest satisfaction rate in UK & not being dismantled like NHS England is being
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Both under Nicola.
You have a great bridge.
And the rest of us in the U.K. will defend you with our marvellous new aircraft carrier, 'Queen Elizabeth'
UK's entire defense strategy is based on projecting power overseas & new carriers are not intended to protect UK waters, in fact UK relies entirely on other NATO members for maritime defence of it's waters! - 1 ship protects UK .... now suspect that mention of new carrier was in fun as it has no planes, no crew
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/06/snp-fire-scottish-education-system-records-worst-ever-rating/
It's best to not take ANYTHING telegraph publishes about Scotland seriously, biased nonsense at best based on half truths.
Also be wary of anything quoted from the Tory leader in Scottish parliament, Ruth Davidson, as she tends to quote figures for NHS England & English education system (or an average UK figure) to slate SNP with ... something likes of telegraph picks up on & says are the facts for Scotland (as their journalists are too lazy to bother checking)

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Re: Queensferry Crossing
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2017, 06:26:59 PM »
Despite many offers of PFI and PPP Scotgov declined and went for the self financing route via the Scottish Futures Trust .

No it didn't.

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It was initially suggested that the new bridge would be funded via the Scottish Futures Trust, an alternative to public-private partnership funding for major public-sector schemes. However, the Scottish Government announced in December 2008 that public funding would be used.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queensferry_Crossing

Sir Rocis de Liver

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Re: Queensferry Crossing
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2017, 07:42:11 PM »
Can we please wrap this up.
Who the fuck has/is paying for this roadway?
My descendants and I in servicing the National Debt or the Scots alone?
Thank you.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2017, 10:32:54 PM by Sir Rocis de Liver »

barky

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Re: Queensferry Crossing
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2017, 07:44:55 PM »
Can we please wrap this up.
Who the fuck has/is paying for this roadway?
Me and my descendants in servicing the National Debt or the Scots alone?
Thank you.
see reply#8

Sir Rocis de Liver

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Re: Queensferry Crossing
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2017, 07:02:12 PM »
Right
Thanks Barky.
So the opener poster was wrong, then.
Thanks.
Loved the Highlands.
But Kirkwall wasn't so hot.

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Re: Queensferry Crossing
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2017, 09:55:51 PM »


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The Scottish Government has the option of borrowing from the National Loan Fund (NLF), commercial lenders and, as of April this year, issuing Scottish Government bonds. Borrowing from private investors would be the most transparent mechanism. However, the preferred method of borrowing is the NLF which provides subsidised borrowing rates paid for by tax payers from the whole of the UK.



https://www.niesr.ac.uk/blog/scotland%E2%80%99s-fiscal-framework#_ftnref8


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The  difference  is  the  payment
back  to the  Treasury  of  the  prepayment  that  we
received  on  the  Forth  replacement  crossing  back
in  2011-12,  probably.  We  secured  an  agreement
with   the   Treasury   to   enable   us   to   wrap   up
expenditure on the Forth crossing when we did not
have  budget  capacity  to  do  so


http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/report.aspx?r=9755&mode=pdf

bababarararacucucudadada

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Re: Queensferry Crossing
« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2017, 09:07:12 PM »
I once holidayed in The Borders and chose Greenlaw to stay in.

That shows you how much I know about Scotland.