ref date:11 Oct 2000 (EU)
Scotlands influence in Europe NON EXISTENT
A year ago two new toy-time offices opened in Brussels, an idea of
Londons, to make the more foolish Scottish voter feel they were involved
in European decision making.
Scottish Executive and Scotland Europa - two wastes of public money
are having about as much influence as a peacekeeper on the Westbank show
Scotland has come NOWHERE near having any influence in Europe at all
Finance minister Jack McConnell said these little offices have helped Scotland influence Europe whilst remaining part of the "UK" - an influential European state.
If Scotland were independent they'd be listening to our financial muscle,
and buying our oil an gas, thats influence
McConnell ranted on "This is a very powerful example of devolution being
a success for Scotland. I feel that European Union
activity is one of the more successful areas where
devolution has bedded down early"
Here are more examples of McConnells lack of care for his homeland.