Saturday, 29 March 2008

On the fiddle.

"Scottish Labour Leader Wendy Alexander has come under fire from inside her own party for "prattling on" about constitutional change. Former Labour Scottish Office Minister Brian Wilson accused her of doing the SNP's job for them by setting up a Commission on more powers for Holyrood. He said he would rather have a referendum on independence than the "incremental nonsense of fiddling about with powers".

Mr Smith has some sympathy with Mr Wilson's take on the current debate. Why give the Scottish Parliament more powers on issues like taxation when it hasn't even seen fit to use the ones it already has at any point in the last nine years?

Labour is playing a very dangerous game.

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