Ah, you see Dave. When you and I hear Northern counties we think of the war of the roses, God's own county and black pudding ecky thump.
To a person of Scottish disposition it means anything above the central belt.
In this case I meant everything above Cumbria and Northumberland. After all , Al started this thread as a piss taking opportunity for the referendum.
That my financial calculations above are based on treasury reports and someone hiding behind "guest" just called me a troll for it, (irony being delicious at the best of times) just goes to prove how wildly irresponsible the yes camp can be. Salmond would be proud of someone calling facts and figures trollism.