Monday, November 05, 2007

Scottish Unionists Take Refuge...and Stock

BBC Scotland's political editor Brian Taylor has written a good blog on the latest meeting of the three Holyrood opposition parties to discuss greater powers for the Scottish Parliament. Interestingly, not only was the meeting held at the Scotland Office in Edinburgh, but Westminster representatives joined the meeting for the first time: David Mundell for the Conservatives, Des Browne (the Scottish Secretary) for the Government/Labour and Alistair Carmichael for the Lib Dems. BBC Online is also carrying a story about the 'devolution review group' agreed by the three parties at today's talks.

I share Taylor's cynicism about these opposition/Unionist party meetings. Nothing substantial ever seems to come out of them; instead it's just agreed to agree and meet again to agree some more!


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