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ref date:14 Sep 2001 (WBA)
Scottish parliament pays tribute to those murdered in NY

The entire Scottish 'parliament' stood in silence for the thousands of US and non-US humans killed in NY.

Henry McLeish (inappropriately!)cited George Orwell who fought for democracy in the Spanish civil war: "He wrote of the invincibility of these values in the face of the dangers and destruction of war, 'No bomb that ever bursts can shatter the crystal spirit'."

Given that the Scottish Executive that takes its orders from him via London, is killing the Scottish spirit it was a bad choice of words.