Lib-Cons Get Off Virtually Scot Free 39


Amazingly, there seem to be only two Scots in the cabinet – Liam Fox, who is detested in Scotland, and the hapless Danny Alexander in the ghetto of Scottish Secretary – a token position devoid of power. Have I missed anyone? How many times have there been this few Scots in a Cabinet since 1707?

I had already noted that the election result and the Lib-Con coalition will be a great boost to Scottish independence. This puts the seal on it.


39 thoughts on “Lib-Cons Get Off Virtually Scot Free

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  • brian

    didn’t I hear a rumour the scottish parliament was going to get more tax raising powers as well, good news all round for McIndependence.

  • Chris

    “had already noted that the election result and the Lib-Con coalition will be a great boost to Scottish independence.”

    And that is a bad thing because…..???

  • brian

    the important question is, will the Scottish be included in the immigration cap?

  • Craig

    Chris

    No, it’s an excellent thing – I am entirely in favour. But it is an unintended consequence for Clegg and Cameron.

  • tony_opmoc

    Just confirmation that the deal struck in the early 70’s has now expired.

    We get all your oil and gas, in exchange for you ruining our Country.

    Now eff off back to Scotland.

    Tony

  • brian

    I propose they get to keep their oil, but in return they all have to wear England shirts during the world cup. Deal or no deal?

  • Ste

    With the eviction of the final ever Scotch Prime Minister signals the return of Scotch irrelevance.

    Hopefully England will be rid of you in the near future, no MP elected in the Scotch EU Region should EVER have any say over England ever again.

  • Anonymous

    ‘I propose they get to keep their oil, but in return they all have to wear England shirts during the world cup. Deal or no deal?’

    Just like the lib dems…we will have to phone THE BANKER.

  • Vronsky

    “I propose they get to keep their oil, but in return they all have to wear England shirts during the world cup. Deal or no deal?”

    Deal!

  • Ste

    Incidentally, this is what “Independence” means, in the English language at least:

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  • McNabbed

    Whit? D’ye no ken David William Donald Cameron’s a thistlonian an’a?

    Wiki: “His father was born at Blairmore School near Huntly in Scotland. The school was built by his great-great-grandfather, Alexander Geddes, who had made a fortune in the grain business in Chicago and had returned to Scotland in the 1880s. The Cameron family were originally from the Inverness area of the Scottish Highlands.”

    It’s a conspiracy, a tell ye!

    PS. Scotch is a type of whisky, not a nationality. We missed our chance of a true Scotch PM: Charlie Kennedy.

  • Chris Marsden

    Craig, there are only a few million of you (you’re still proportional!) and all your talent should be migrating to Holyrood as it gains more and more powers?

  • Chris Marsden

    Plus we avoid the utterly cringe-worthy moments when Gordo is photographed sitting down to support England at the World Cup.

  • Craig Evans

    I am a bit surprised (Aye Right!) at the tone of some of the commenst above and their anti Scots remarks.

    If this is what is meant by the UK then the sooner we leave the better!

    And I voted Lib Dems to keep the Tories out!

  • Craig

    Craig Evans

    I agree. You see, it’s working already propelling us towards independence!

  • PeterL

    Can I just underline an important comment by Terry in an earlier post;

    – 20 Libdems in cabinet give the government a majority, whatever Libdem backbenchers do.

    – the plan is to make 55% the threshold for a no-confidence vote.

    The new politics is looking rather post-democratic.

  • brian

    If I’m not mistaken it seems PeterL is suggesting that Liberal Democrat MPs will value their ministerial salary above their personal integrity. How very dare you!

  • Anonymous

    brian

    craig on 12:37 PM 07/05/10

    ‘Remember 1974 – Let’s Stay in Opposition’ thread.

    ‘Resist the tempations of instant power and ministerial limousines’

    Didn’t manage that one, did they.

  • Suhayl Saadi

    Och, come oan tae grips, whit’s new? Ah ken white ye mean, Craig ma man, grantit. Liam Fox huis a hyperemetic effect on me. He wis in the Year above me in Medicine at Glesga Uni; e’en then, wur talkin the uber-Thatcher era, he wis ae seekin the limelicht. Now, in ma view, the mon’s a hard state junkie. If ye passed him in the street, ye might weil confuse him wi a Trident missile. Nuhin chynges.

  • MJ

    Fixed term parliaments of five years and making 55% the threshold for a no-confidence vote are both important and contentious constitutional changes that were not in either party’s manifesto and are being introduced without a referendum. So why are we having a referendum on AV?

  • Chris

    Craig

    is OK, I obviously misread the way you wrote it, it looked a bit doom and gloomish.

    I would guess that full independence would make a lot of Scots and English happy 🙂

  • Suhayl Saadi

    McNabbed, aye yer richt, but Camy’s wan ae them Scoats whoor mair Anglish than the Anglish themselves, ken whi Ah mean. Huv wan oan me, by the waye.

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t normally post here (I usually either agree with enough so that adding anything would seem irrelevant, or lack the enthusiasm for tackling the nutters), but I have to say it’s nice to see the bigots coming out.

    You can blame Scotland for your ill-governance all you want, but please take a minute to also square yourselves up to the reality that even when you had the wealth of our oil and gas revenues you still managed to hand it to a government incapable of doing anything other than royally fucking it up.

    It’s a nice trade-off in terms of cultural bartering though; historically, we gave you the Enlightenment – the best you could do was Locke; we gave you the bounty of the North Sea – you gave us 18 years of Tory rule. Thanks for that.

    It’s true what they say, I suppose – the English get their history from Shakespeare, their religion from Milton, and their outdated, delusional sense of superiority from a long eclipsed empire.

  • Rhisiart Gwilym

    Hi Craig,

    You say: “I had already noted that the election result and the Lib-Con coalition will be a great boost to Scottish independence. This puts the seal on it.”

    That’s a remarkably hopeful affirmation. I hope that you’re right. Could you expand a little on your reasons to think so, please. Cheers! RhG

  • Chris

    12.5% of the cabinet seats for 8.4% of the population?

    Sounds like you’ve got a good deal to me especially as you’ve also got devolution.

  • Anonymous

    12.5% of the cabinet seats for 8.4% of the population?

    Sounds like you’ve got a good deal to me especially as you’ve also got devolution.

  • Duncan McFarlane

    Half the election was just a “get rid of Gordon Brown because he’s Scottish” hate-fest.

    He did a lot of things i disagreed with, but most people in England only seemed to care that he wasn’t English.

    The whole Gillian Duffy thing was a Sky News and Sun Newspaper organised set-up too.

    TV stations don’t usually use mikes that have long enough ranges for them to recieve anything once the interviewee has gone off to their car – and the interviewers usually take the mike back at the end of the interview.

    Gillian Duffy was offered tens of thousands by the Sun newspaper to say she was going to vote Cameron (but refused)

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