ref date:10 Apr 1998 (SI)
David Steel may be Scottish parliamentary speaker
(Lord) David Steel: Once leader of the Liberal party of the "UK",
before the Liberal-Democrat alliance was forged may be the first person to
hold the seat of speaker in the Scottish parliament.
A man whose record has been that of a solid politician, whose interests
have always rested on Scotlands well being, he's a fine choice.
He said "Scotland is about to embark on redressing a wrong committed in 1707 when, in the course of sensibly entering the Union, the Scottish parliament was abolished. Liberal leader Gladstone's vision of home rule all round
is coming nearer. Our hour has at last come."
The Union of 1707 was a mistake, but now the Scots and the SNP can rectify
3 centuries of exploitation of Scotland, its people and resources.