The National view: Democracy, Tory style ... ‘We don’t care how you voted, you’ll do exactly what we say’. TO be honest, we were never convinced by Conservative assurances that they would consider seriously any amendments to the very limited powers proposed for Holyrood in the Scotland Bill. And so it has proved.
Arguments made by John Swinney were dismissed by David Mundell. Mundell: We will continue to resist full fiscal autonomy. SCOTTISH secretary David Mundell and deputy first minister John Swinney clashed over further devolution powers when they appeared before Holyrood’s Devolution Committee yesterday. What an ARSE
The Palace of Westminster is crumbling, in an image that lazy-arse writers have voted their all-time favourite download from www.bleedinobviousmetaphors.com. BBC News observes that the building’s “full of dangerous relics that need to be removed”, no surprise to anyone who’s ever listened to Baron Foulkes of Cumnock, and certain quadrangles are off-limits in case members are knocked skelly by plummeting gargoyles, though in David Mundell’s case it might prove to be performance-enhancing.