"I would be willing to pay more tax to increase spending on public services"
UK50% Scotland 57%
So the Scots do want more taxation than the average person in the UK, and by a margin of 7%.
But now look at this question:
"If the government reformed public services and cut waste it could make services better and reduce tax at the same time"Now Scots are only 3% less keen on reform than the UK sample.
UK 78% Scotland 75%
How about this one:
"Public services need reform more than they need extra money"The gap's down to 2%.
UK 78% Scotland 76%
"In the modern world it is important for a country to keep taxes low to remain competitive"Now Scots want low taxes so as to be able to compete!
UK 76% Scotland 77%
"Taxes have gone up but services haven't improved much and there is a lot of waste"We're more doubtful about the "benefits" of increased spending than the average person in the UK.
UK 82% Scotland 84%
"If taxes are cut the economy will grow faster, which will mean higher living standards AND more money available for public service"So Scots are the supply-siders of Britain!
UK 62% Scotland 74%
This is not what we have led to believe. In many respects Scots are more cynical about government spending than people in the UK as a whole. What we need is political leadership that acknowledges this fact. The question that needs answering is this: Why does the Scottish Parliament contain five and a half socialist parties?