Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Brown's plans for Scottish Secretary post

Both the Herald and the Edinburgh Evening News carried stories today to the effect that the prime minister-in-waiting, Gordon Brown, is so dismayed by the Westminster/Holyrood spat over Lockerbie that he's planning to restore the position of Scottish Secretary (currently cojoined with that of Transport Secretary) to a full Cabinet post. The Evening News tips the Edinburgh South MP Nigel Griffiths, pictured left, to take the job once Brown becomes prime minister. Nigel, who resigned as Deputy Leader of the House a few months ago, is no stranger to Dover House, the London home of the Scotland Office, as he shared basement offices with Leader of the House Jack Straw before he left the Government. The Herald also devoted its lead editorial to the story, which you can read by clicking here.

2 Comments:

Blogger Niall said...

Hello again David, I had a letter published in the Herald today regarding this very same topic! You can read it here: http://www.theherald.co.uk/features/letters/display.var.1470046.0.0.php

Also, I've just finished a paper for a conference in Athens next month co-authored with a colleague in the department on administrative leadership in the Scottish economy that references your work that is possibly finding its way into publication soon too. Thought you may be interested.

3:14 AM

 
Blogger David Torrance said...

Yes, I saw the letter in the Herald yesterday. Do let me know when and where your paper is published. Cheers, David.

12:11 PM

 

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