ref date:11 Jan 2001 (WBA)
London tells Scots you have NO government
McLeish idea to rename the 'scottish executive' to Scottish government has
been turned down flat by ALL his party in London, who have made it VERY
clear that Scotland is JUST a tax convenience for Westminster. Blairs
stance makes it clear to an idiot that he regards the 'Scottish parliament'
as a place where Westminsters will is exercised on the Scottish people, NOT
a place where the Scots can EVER govern themselves free of Westminsters interference.
John Swinney, leader of the SNP, said: "This is an
abject humiliation for Henry McLeish. He has now
been publicly rebuked and embarrassed by Downing
Street, which shows that he and his executive are
totally subordinate to Labour's bosses in London."