Mr Smith has followed the Scottish Labour Party's demands over the last couple of days for increased funding for the Leader of the Scottish Labour Group in the Scottish Parliament, Wendy Alexander MSP with increasing bemusement. He is glad that someone pointed out the contradictions in the Labour argument.
"Labour's demand for more public cash to operate as an opposition party at Holyrood was attacked as "rank hypocrisy". Eight years ago Labour at Westminster abruptly cut the opposition support which had been expected for Holyrood, prompting a feisty debate in which ministers dismissed claims the democratic process was being short-changed. "
Those that live by the sword ....Mr Smith thinks that a lot of our elected representatives seem to have developed a strange form of collective amnesia about anything that happened before May, never mind May 2003.