I think it is only fair since they do not want to help us, we can start by withdrawing the devolved powers and introducing tuition fees in line with England. Then we can have real equality, it is about time the Scots paid their way to have their say instead of freeloading off the intellectual giant that is Westminster.
Well, we couldn't withdraw the devolved powers, could we? Because they were voted in by referendum and according to the Brexit lot once a referendum has occurred that issue is a done deal, even if the circumstances have changed.
We should never have devolved any power, but yes Scotland and Wales really need to start actually paying their fair share, including prescriptions and unis
I've always found this prescription fees and uni thing a bit of an odd one for people from England to obsess over.
The reality is that Scotland already pays for the Scottish Government's policies in these areas. In terms of prescription fees, that's tens of millions of pounds taken out of Scotland's NHS budget every year that could be better spent. And for what? Saving a few quid here and there? The most anyone needs to pay for prescriptions in England is £104 a year - if you're not covered by one of the multitude of exemptions, you get a prepayment certificate. You can even get it on installments and get a refund if you only want to partially use it.
By not charging tuition fees, the Scottish Government maintains a cap on students that was abolished in England - a cap that results in fewer university places for Scottish-resident students, meaning that universities in Scotland can close courses to Scottish applicants while still accepting applicants from the rest of the UK. The effect of this on access to university is clear: a lower proportion of people from poor backgrounds make it to uni in Scotland.
Every penny of the cost of abolishing the old graduate endowment in Scotland has been more than absorbed in cuts to student support. Yes, you leave uni with less debt in Scotland, but you can very easily repay more. Scottish student loans are on the old Plan 1 system: the repayment threshold is about £18,000 (for Plan 2, it's £25k) and it takes longer to get wiped-out under some schemes. So if you're a low earner, you can end up paying far more even if your theoretical student debt is lower.
These are not good policies to follow; they're not even helpful.
BTW guys we don't know how much its going to cost yet, if anything because we don't know what's going to happen
how would that even work? scotland wants to stay in the EU. why would they pay for brexit?