Re: The 1980s called but British Telecom still hadn't connected your phone yet
2008 called and the economic catastrophe already happened. It happened in Scotland too, but our government helped protect our population more than the British government helped the English and Welsh population.
I've read many reports in left wing journals like the FT that a new economic catastrophe is likely because banking regulations are still inadequate.
I can't get glasses or my teeth fixed, but that is because benefits haven't been devolved to Scotland. In general though it is much better to be poor in Scotland than poor in England. We have free education here, free prescriptions, like you used to, and the place hasn't went to hell.