That's a "fact", is it? I'll also remind you that whether or not someone has a degree or good results, and coming to an informed view.
And yet when the same argument is used about Brexit the response is it was only thick, racist, xenophobes who voted for Brexit...... I'm sure you can see the contradiction ?
Okay. And this matters, why? Does this mean they aren't allowed to be progressive?
I find it interesting that many of the people who claim to want a Scandinavian style of social democracy tend to come from relatively homogenous areas and cite countries like Finland which are also relatively homogenous. Kind of those who parrot and laud diversity have never actually experienced it.
And therefore, what? It's unreasonable for them to want to improve this by moving to a socially democratic model?
If there were a shred of evidence that doing that would achieve it - then fair enough. But there isn't. And there's no reason Scotland's life expectancy should be worse than England's - in fact by your logic given their "social democratic" aspirations, it should already be better than England which supposedly doesn't have those aspirations - yet it isn't.
Nobody has claimed this (and "cleverer" is not the same as "well educated", for the record). I will never understand this bizarre inferiority complex which constantly comes out of the woodwork. Scotland's desire for something different is not an attack on you, your values, or England.
It was certainly being inferred by some of the other posts. And I think quite alot of people think it is exactly an attack on other views and values. Good friends of mine live in Scotland and have done since about 2010 - they lived through the Indy Ref campaign and said it was one of the nastiest things they've lived through (since one of those individuals is ex-British Army with a couple of tours in less than pleasant places, that's saying something). The level of divisiveness, bitterness and nastiness many of those 'Yes' campaigners showed to people who voted No - the routine defacing of No posters and placards things like that tells you all is not well. And the SNP have bred that divisiveness deliberately and maliciously - you want to see how nasty some of the SNP members and supporters are ? This says alot > https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/charles-kennedy-suffered-abuse-worst-23544665