Sunday, June 24, 2007

Scottish Secretary to be scrapped?

There are a few reports in today's Sunday newspapers regarding the future (or lack of) for the Scotland Office and the post of Secretary of State for Scotland after Gordon Brown becomes prime minister on Wednesday. The consensus seems to be that the Cabinet position of Scottish Secretary will be scrapped and replaced by a Secretary of State for the Nations (according to the Sunday Mail this will be Des Browne), with the current Scotland Office under-secretary David Cairns becoming the first Minister of State for Scotland within the new Department of the Nations. Tom Gordon also has some more speculation in the Sunday Times (Scotland) but it doesn't seem to be online.


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