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banned8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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#1
No offence to anyone in scotland, but why does the government make money from other parts of the country and they only seem to spend the bulk of it in scotland?
#2
saayinla
No offence to anyone in scotland, but why does the government make money from other parts of the country and they only seem to spend the bulk of it in scotland?


because the UK is run by scots
#3
lumoruk
Why do we send billions to Europe each year but only a fraction gets spent on us? Well it's because money gets sent to where places are most run down ;-)


hence why Wales gets free prescriptions
#4
you tryna say something about scotland lumoruk? lots of eu money gets spent on brit farmers as well as arts and culture, they're hardly run down
#5
anyway whilst on the subject, its scandlous that we English have to pay £7, the Scots £5 and the welsh zilch. I only live about 20 minutes from Wales and have to pay £7 more than them
#6
cheaper here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/6513579.stm


I honestly can't decide whether that's enough to vote this deal cold though.... :)
#7
billyX
cheaper here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/6513579.stm


I honestly can't decide whether that's enough to vote this deal cold though.... :)


hahahaha :D
#8
saayinla
No offence to anyone in scotland, but why does the government make money from other parts of the country and they only seem to spend the bulk of it in scotland?


we have oil. the english do not. nae luck.
#9
billyX
cheaper here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/6513579.stm


I honestly can't decide whether that's enough to vote this deal cold though.... :)


good point, what if i do not live in scotland. ? can only vote this hot if and only if i ll get some cashback via quidco. but no can do.
#10
saayinla
good point, what if i do not live in scotland. ? can only vote this hot if and only if i ll get some cashback via quidco. but no can do.


what about the countless home bargains and netto deals?
none of those are in my country.
remember folks, this is hotUKdeals.
#11
caverncity
anyway whilst on the subject, its scandlous that we English have to pay £7, the Scots £5 and the welsh zilch. I only live about 20 minutes from Wales and have to pay £7 more than them


And you wonder why us Scots dislike the English, with attitudes like yours !
Your probably stupid enough to spend £7 going to Wales for a Free prescription.
"WE SHALL STILL RISE NOW, AND BE A NATION AGAIN" (very soon) :whistling:
#12
Great! I've been waiting for today. I'll get my pre-payment certificate in the morning saving myself just over £50. If I had bought it on the 31st March it would have cost me £98.70 but now it on;y costs £48. :) Quite frankly though I don't see why anyone who has a chronic condition should have to pay for their prescriptions at all regardless of where they stay in the UK.
Voted hot. :thumbsup:
#13
grex u have oil but money spent on scotland still makes a greater sum than that generated from scotland, the only reason that devolution has not turned into a break of the union is the administrative problems that would arise, we pay for you because paying for all the laws to be rewritten is too long, not to mention the nuclear submarine base and the whole eu and foreign relations problems that would arise.
#14
Actually voted it hot in the end, mainly cos it was -2 and I thought that unfair. Not really a deal cos if you do live in Scotland you wont be able to avoid paying this, it'll be the same everywhere- but an interesting post anyway.

Now here's a link to the Buckfast shop.
http://www.buckfast.org.uk/buyonline/shop/shop.php?action=intro&category=Gift%20Shop&image=giftshop-back.jpg&start=intro_giftshop.html
#15
grex9101
we have oil. the english do not. nae luck.


Hmmm. Fair enough, but we've been unified for 300 years. You've had oil that's actually been economical to exploit for 30 years.

Do we get a refund for the 270 years before that when you didna have the oil? Did you go without something before when you didn't have oil to contribute, or did you get the same or more as the rest of the UK? Now however when you're contributing more, you want to keep it to yourselves. Nice. London is one of the world's top three financial centres and brings more wealth to this entire country in a day than you can imagine, but we don't insist it's all kept in England - or Londoners insist it's all kept in London.

As for the deal, voted cold because it's not a deal as such. It's not like people in Scotland are going to run out and try and catch an illness so they can have a cheaper prescription. You either need a presciption or you don't. If you need one and you have to pay, then you pay whatever is charged wherever you live. If the rate was cut to £5 in England tomorrow it would be nice, but it wouldn't be a deal in the context of this site. It's not some special secret you have to read about on this site or you wouldn't know about it or get the discount... no coupons, no codes, no particular chemist you need to go to - you'd simply be charged £5 wherever you went to get your presciption. It's not the sort of thing it's useful to read about on this site, so it's cold from me.
#16
biffy67
And you wonder why us Scots dislike the English, with attitudes like yours !
Your probably stupid enough to spend £7 going to Wales for a Free prescription.
"WE SHALL STILL RISE NOW, AND BE A NATION AGAIN" (very soon) :whistling:


Your attitude isn't much better. What's wrong with simply saying it isn't fair that different parts of the UK, which all contribute the same to the NATIONAL Health Service, should pay the same price for the same service? S/he didn't say anything anti-Scottish, s/he just said all parts of the UK should pay the same for prescription charges - what's so nasty about that? Why the anti-English remarks? What do you mean "us Scots"? Not all Scots think like you - if they did, they'd all have voted SNP in the first Scottish Parliament elections and you'll have been independent by now, but they will keep voting for those pesky pro-Union parties won't they? Don't be bitter because the majority of Scots disagree with you - it's not our fault, take it up with them!

You can have independence as soon as you actually vote for it. I would like England to be independent of Scotland and be a nation too (we're just a part of the UK, same as you) but don't have my own Parliament and with a Scottish PM and the current government at Westminster only having a majority because of Scottish MPs voting on non-Scottish matters, I haven't got much chance. You on the other hand could have had it ever since the Scottish Parliament opened, but your countrymen and women have consistently failed to vote in enough numbers to give the SNP an overall majority, even though it's the only way you would get a referendum on independence. As soon as you vote the SNP in, you can have independence - you could have been independent years ago but a majority of Scots still vote for pro-Union parties.

Nae good blaming the English for that, hen - it's your parliament, your vote and your choice. If you want Scotland to be independent, you need to talk to your fellow Scots and persuade a majority of them to think like you do. Nobody in England is stopping you.
#17
caverncity
because the UK is run by scots


it is actually run by aliens from mars:x
#18
Well I'm Welsh and I think it is stupid that they decided to make prescriptions free here. They announced the move a couple of weeks before a big election which no doubt got then extra votes and now other parts of the health service are suffering because of this.

I'd rather them just bring the charge back and just make it free for people with chronic illnesses and those who can't actually afford to pay.
#19
jamie60509
Well I'm Welsh and I think it is stupid that they decided to make prescriptions free here. They announced the move a couple of weeks before a big election which no doubt got then extra votes and now other parts of the health service are suffering because of this.

I'd rather them just bring the charge back and just make it free for people with chronic illnesses and those who can't actually afford to pay.


Exactly. What's so great about millionaires being able to pay nothing for prescriptions when they'll barely notice the difference? The money could have been ploughed into better NHS services in hospitals. Those who are too poor to afford prescriptions already got them free, those who have to pay (like me) would prefer the money to be spent on improving NHS services.
#20
No comment on the Anti Scottishness of this thread :whistling:
#22
nacider
No comment on the Anti Scottishness of this thread :whistling:


totally, the english just can't hack the fact that the two smaller countries in the union are actually better places to live in that engerlund....
#23
Especially now that the government has put up tax for those earning less than £17,000 a year.
They've lowered the standard rate to 20p but abolished the starter 10p.rate thus hitting the poorest. :x
#24
I am going to vote this Hot not as hot as wales price though. I can see the point of people saying it is cold if it was a deal for a town that held 200 people but its for a whole country... All the people voting cold must in my eyes be a bit peed off that Scotland gets a better deal.

Do not worry though as the SNP will soon be doing what they want all the time and Scotland will go under big time, they have already stopped council tax in many areas, they have took the tolls off all there bridges, they cannot afford to pay for the extra police they said they were going to provide.

I am glad i left there and moved to England even if i do have to pay more for things my qulity of life is better and the crcket is better too....
#25
The sooner Scotland becomes independant the better
#26
the sooner we have a prime minister who was ACTUALLY voted in the better.

I think its a complete farce, its like going to ta concert and finding the lead act sent his mate along to play instead...
#27
[QUOTE=RSteve]Hmmm. Fair enough, but we've been unified for 300 years. You've had oil that's actually been economical to exploit for 30 years.

Do we get a refund for the 270 years before that when you didna have the oil? Did you go without something before when you didn't have oil to contribute, or did you get the same or more as the rest of the UK? Now however when you're contributing more, you want to keep it to yourselves. Nice. London is one of the world's top three financial centres and brings more wealth to this entire country in a day than you can imagine, but we don't insist it's all kept in England - or Londoners insist it's all kept in London. [QUOTE\]

relax mate.....omg..all this post was about was £5 prescriptions for scotland not about a history lesson :roll:,by the way lets not forget about the free university places for us scots as well,even if its an english university...just to stir things a bit more:whistling:
#28
Anyone looked at the date on the BBC link? April fool.
#29
biffy67
And you wonder why us Scots dislike the English, with attitudes like yours !
Your probably stupid enough to spend £7 going to Wales for a Free prescription.
"WE SHALL STILL RISE NOW, AND BE A NATION AGAIN" (very soon) :whistling:


Agreed!!!

adgloride
Anyone looked at the date on the BBC link? April fool.


Afraid not, http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2007/12/05141211
#30
I don't dislike the English at all...everyone is english in my family apart from me.lol :-D
I lived in England for over 10yrs, some nice some not,just about the same as everywere really :thumbsup:
I must admit happy about the prescritption charges though...I have 2 prescriptions to get this week,it's just an added bonus that i'll get them a wee bit cheaper,but i would have paid normal price any how :?
#31
I was annoyed that I had to pay almost £7 for my prescriptions and my Dr refused to dipense more than 4 weeks supply at a time.
I thought it was a bit strange as he will dispense other medications in a higher quantity so I looked it up on the net.
If I had to pay the amount the NHS has to pay, I would be paying best part of £100 every 4 weeks,
I guess this explains the cost of England's charges.
Before you all jump on me for pushing your prescription prices up - I also have to pay £13.70 for tablets that cost 30p to buy!
On the Scotland/England/Wales debate...never really understood it myself...just an excuse to be hateful.
I always cheer Scotland and Wales on in the footie despite knowing my country would very rarely get the same support, and I adore Edinburgh!
I'm not getting involved!
#32
speedski
the sooner we have a prime minister who was ACTUALLY voted in the better.

I think its a complete farce, its like going to ta concert and finding the lead act sent his mate along to play instead...


Good analogy! :-D
1 Like #33
speedski
the sooner we have a prime minister who was ACTUALLY voted in the better.

I think its a complete farce, its like going to ta concert and finding the lead act sent his mate along to play instead...


What do you mean? We have never voted in Prime Ministers. About the closest you can get to doing that is if you live in the constituency of a party leader.
banned#34
"WE SHALL STILL RISE NOW, AND BE A NATION AGAIN" (very soon)
And we shall beat you down ..............again.
#35
Still only £3.25 over here :)
#36
speedski
the sooner we have a prime minister who was ACTUALLY voted in the better.

I think its a complete farce, its like going to ta concert and finding the lead act sent his mate along to play instead...


Ha-ha, nice one! :thumbsup:

Now as someone who was born in Scotland I have to say I've never understood the whole English-Scottish-Welsh baiting that goes on in the UK. At the end of the day I have far more in common with someone that was born into an average family in a small town anywhere in the UK than I do with someone like Gordon Brown or Alex Salmond. I've worked and lived in various places around the UK and found just as many idiots and 'pains in the farter' as I have in Scotland.

As for the whole independence thing, to be honest I still don't know what would be 'best for Scotland'. It depends on which set of figures you believe and I'm sure that none of the sets usually put forward are the whole truth, probably somewhere in between. I really wish some Scots would stop blaming England for all their woes, grow up and take some responsibility for their own life. Biffy67, typing a line from a silly wee jingoistic song in answer to someone making a valid point makes you come across like an idiot! I also wish that some English people would stop going on about how Scotland owes England a debt of gratitude, there have been many cases of mutual benefit from the Union no matter what either side says. Maybe when we forget the imaginary divides then we could actually start sorting out the problems the UK that affect us as a whole. The polarisation of wealth in the UK is appalling, to think that under a Labour government the poor have become poorer and the rich have become richer just infuriates me! We're supposedly a developed country, but we have cities where people in the poor areas have a life expectancy at least 10yrs less than the richer areas! Once we can make real inroads into the problem of poverty in the UK then maybe we can bother about the petty rubbish!
#37
smells like april fools prank to me.......
#38
Lord_Anoobis
smells like april fools prank to me.......


It's not.
#39
Please don't turn every post like this into a Scotland Vs England thread... they almost always get locked or deleted and I think this thread is informative to people living in and around Scotland.

And stop moaning, we're getting our budget reduced just because we voted sensibly and didn't let Labour back in
#40
I'm horrified anybody can still be in favour of independance after the farce that is the SNPs budget plans...

Independance would ruin this country, within 10 years we'd be like Eastern Europe.

(And I say this as a Highland Scot who was a long-time supporter of the SNP until 7 or 8 years ago when I sat down and looked at the sums.)

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