Monday, April 14, 2008

Lord Barnett

There's an interesting interview/profile of Lord Barnett in this week's edition of Holyrood magazine, in which he repeats his call for his eponymous formula to be scrapped. Bruce Millan, Scottish Secretary when the 'formula' was calculated, always seems to get overlooked in accounts of how it was forged in 1978 (Lord Barnett switches between remembering it as being in 1977 or '78), but he was at least as important as Barnett himself. The article also quotes the Barnett-scrapper Lord Forsyth.


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