ref date:6 Oct 2000 (EDU)
Scottish parliament a shambles as Labour stays tight lipped
The Scotland Act makes it VERY VERY clear that any member of the ruling Scottish
executive, in this case Donald Dewar can be compelled (MUST) hand over
any documents to the parliament that pertain to devolved matters.
John Swinney, SNP leader did the right thing in demanding the papers that
show how the Scottish Schools exams authority botched up the lives of
thousands of Scottish children this year.
I'd contend that ALL and ANY paperwork has to be divulged on ANY
matter, whether it is 'reserved to Westminster' or not, as the
European Court now protects many more rights than Westminster is willing
to admit. That includes attacks on national and cultural identity, which
is what the lie about Scotland being subsidized by Westminster is, a lie,
and a slur the Scottish people now have the legal right to repudiate in