ref date:16 May 1999 (SI)
Secrets and Lies Londons plan for the Scots
With the Liberal democrats broking power with London controlled Labour
MPs in the new Scottish parliament Blair has perceived a threat to
his power base that will keep the Scots under his and Londons collective
thumb - secrets.
Blair fears that the Liberals in the Scottish Lib-Lab coalition who
have conspired to rob the Scots of their dignity will leak Westminsters
secrets to the Scots.
Here are some of the labour comments about this fear of losing control
and having their lies uncovered
"Clear guidelines are needed." "The question is how we can be
assured of Scottish collective responsibility and silence."
"There is an obvious danger that people who are in a rival party may leak
the Labour government's secrets to embarrass it, or else tip off their
English Lib Dem colleagues so they can build resistance."
So much for "Open government"