Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Ach! The demographic time bomb hits Scotland

Mark Steyn looks across the pond to Scotland where the number of pensioners will outpace the number of schoolchildren in three years – “The Celtic canary in the UK’s coal mine”:

Seems straightforward enough: the country's demographic death spiral is accelerating faster than expected. And, as far as the Scotsman is concerned, the alarming thing about this development is that it could put cushy state teaching jobs "in doubt".
That or gut the Scottish economy, which will not be helped by immigration in the same way as continental Europe. Read the whole thing, if you will.

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