And now, not content with having its own parliament and part-time Secretary of State, Scotland has a full-time Secretary again - thanks of course to English revenue and Scots greed.
From the CEP News Blog:
Jim McMurphy, the new Secretary of State for Scotland, has got off to a flying start.
He apparently told Gordon McBrown that he would only take the job on the condition that it was full time and not combined with another cabinet position like it was with Des McBrowne. At a time when the British government has the least relevance to the people of Scotland as it has for over 300 years, appointing a full-time minister for Scotland is quite bizarre. Especially when taking into account that there is no Secretary of State for England and no England Office despite the British government having absolute control over England.
Gordon Brown, you really are honouring the 1989 Scottish Claim Of Right that you signed way back then, aren't you? You really are putting Scotland ahead of the rest of the UK in all you do?
And stick your snout in the trough, Jim Murphy - join the rest of the pigs!