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ref date:14 Feb 1999 (SI)
Tories correct - this once scrap the Scottish Secretary

Former Tory cabinet minister Sir Michael Forsyth, has called for the scrapping of the historic post of secretary of state for Scotland.

Forsyth said the role mapped out for the Scottish secretary after devolution, as a link between the Holyrood and Westminster parliaments, was "a complete nonsense".

He went on to say "The parliament is there and it is a reality. If it is to work it must be able to speak directly through its first minister to the prime minister, not through some intermediary."

Hell, when I find I agree with a Tory rather than Labour party, something must be VERY wrong with Nu-Labour