ref date:20 Jul 1999 (ECON)
Labour spin doctors PRO Scottish Office
We have our parliament, such as it is, now. We do not need another
tier of government, sponsored and vetted by London i.e. we DO NOT NEED
or want the Scottish Office or its associated costs.
The scam has been to make John Reid and Donald Dewar 'Spar' in public, to
make us think the Scottish office is still worth having. It is NOT.
It is part of the dark hand of secret keeping that Scots will continue to
pay for in dealing with London. Better no first minister, no Scottish
office, and instead an independent Scotland fighting its own battles, TO WIN -
not to please Westminster.