Some absolutely ghastly coverage for the Scottish Liberal Democrats this evening, and really they can have no complaints after Tavish Scott jumped the gun last week by trumpeting his party's success in 'ending child detention'. It transpires that all this means for now is that children will instead be 'rendered' to England and caged with their families in a detention centre there. Are they really supposed to be grateful for the slightly better climate during their period of incarceration?
Tavish may have many qualities, but talking himself out of tight corners really isn't one of them. The best he could come up with tonight was that "individual cases are a matter for the Home Office". That'll be that department of a government your party now jointly controls, will it, Tavish?