Alex Salmond’s White Paper on the future governance of Scotland has brought forth another round of English Lib Dems (and supporters of other parties such as Pravdale) bemoaning the fact that the Scottish Liberal Democrats are ‘undemocratically’ not backing the SNP’s support for a referendum. As I’ve said in the comments on Lib Dem Voice,… Continue reading Scottish Lib Dems don’t need Perfidious Albion butting in
The Janus faces of the commentariat
You wonder what planet these people are from sometimes. Iain Macwhirter writes: The whole point of proportional representation is that it is supposed to prevent one-party rule. No, the whole ‘point’ of proportional representation is that seats in the chamber should reflect votes. As it turns out, in Scotland, it has prevented one-party rule. A… Continue reading The Janus faces of the commentariat
Simon Jenkins: how many points can one person miss?
I suspect that one of the things that most irks Simon Jenkins is that despite the fact that he clearly loathes the Lib Dems, so many of us have a grudging affection for the old git (okay, not all of us). Maybe we’ll end up killing him with kindness. His article in the Guardian today… Continue reading Simon Jenkins: how many points can one person miss?