Thursday, February 2, 2012

How can I put this...*cough*...I agree with George Foulkes

I still haven't got round to actually sending in my submission to the Scottish government's referendum consultation, which is a great pity, because it's now going to look like I'm some kind of George Foulkes groupie. He's tabling an amendment to the Scotland Bill that is pretty much identical to one of the suggestions I made about a possible format for a two-question referendum that could deal with the (bogus) objections that have been raised about the idea -

"He said if people in Scotland voted for independence, there would be no need for another referendum.

But if the idea was rejected, then a second vote could be held about a month later to decide what extra devolution powers the country should have."

So George Foulkes talks sense for once. But the million dollar question - is he doing it deliberately?


  1. Pure accident, I should imagine.

    But if you say as much as George does, at some point the balance of reason suggests that a few of the words will make sense.

  2. "a thousand monkeys typing at a thousand typewriters..."

  3. James, the voting intentions for Holyrood from the IPSOS/MORI Poll. SNP doing very well.

  4. George Foulkes old comment seems to be redolent of the MCCrone report, which decried the possibility that Scotland might, one assumes deliberately, provide better services than England