Not disappointed (Charlie Gallagher)
I was asked last Friday if I was disappointed with the Smith Report, to which I replied “no”, given that I never believed one word of the nonsense that we had been fed by Darling, Murphy and most of all Brown, Cameron, Clegg and Miliband.
While I was bitterly disappointed with the referendum result I know of many who believed the cynical, last-minute bribe by the above and in particular Brown’s promise of devo-max up to neo-federalism.
Alistair Carmichael stood up on Thursday and told the Commons that it was the biggest transfer of power since devolution. Given that the previous transfer of power concerned control of airguns and the variation of some speed limits it wasn’t really a very high hurdle to beat. So Alistair, if this is your best shot perhaps you would now tell all of us just what is the LibDem’s definition of “federalism”.
The dangerous thing is that the “people” know they’ve been conned and my worry is how they will now react.
My prayer is that they will all turn out on 7th May next year and rid Scotland once and for all of these people whose only mission in life is to perpetuate a “self serving” political system that was found to be past its sell-by date in the mid-19th century, the French having found this out a century earlier in the bloody revolution of 1789.
Tigh Na Mara,