ref date:30 Mar 1999 (SI)
Liberal Democrats put spin on Scottish election results
In a move most uncharacteristic of the Lib Dems, they had one of
their leading luminaries say of the upcoming vote for the Scottish parliament
"If people want separatism then they can vote for the SNP. If the SNP get a majority then independence will
happen. If they don't get a majority then it won't. Either way there will be no need for a further test of public
This is naive!
The Labour party has its spin machine, and its KEEP LABOUR IN POWER IN LONDON machine
in full swing just now. The vote will NOT be decisive, it will NOT decide whether
Scotland wants to be free, autonomous abd self-determined again.
That will come with a referendum.
Liking the situation to Quebec is pretty close,except Scotland has been a nation since at
least the signing of the declaration of Arbroath in the 14th century, and not some land-locked super-state
that behaves like Texas!