By Max Clarke
Government spending on Scotland outstrips levels spend on the English by £1,624 per capita, treasury figures exposed by Moneywise.co.uk have revealed.
Public money spent on Scotland grew by 15% year-on-year, as the government increased the breadth and depth of its cuts agenda.
Further, assert Moneywise, the average UK household pays an extra £420 in taxes in order to subsidise the windfall.
"This is quite wrong and will rightly cause indignation in England. Many MPs are having to defend deeply unpopular cuts. We do so on the basis that there is no alternative and that the deficit must be brought down,” commented David Mowat MP.
"This argument looks a bit limp when the coalition is able to fritter away billions of pounds to appease vested interests north of the border".
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