Thursday, May 20, 2010

Lib Dem triumph : children will now be incarcerated in a slightly less chilly climate

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?


  1. Ezio Auditore da FirenzeMay 20, 2010 at 12:35 AM

    It's called New Politics, James.

    Get with the times!

  2. Ezio - I always thought it was suspicious that I'd never seen you and Mike Rumbles in the same room at the same time...

  3. The Government Office for London is to be axed. Why couldn't they do the same for the Scotland Office?

  4. Ezio Auditore da FirenzeMay 22, 2010 at 11:31 PM

    James, speaking, as I do, with the constitutional authority granted to me by the citizens of Florence, I can state with the utmost confidence that I am NOT Mike Rumbles.

    Even Ezio isn't THAT self important!

  5. Poor old Tavish. He really will have to try to remember that his party is in government now, and the age old Liberal get out of being able to blame it on government really won't wash!