Monday, 29 September 2008

Alex of Arabia.

Mr Smith was interested to read that the Scottish Government is apparently approaching middle eastern bankers based in Qatar to try and borrow the cash to keep its spending plans on track.

"ALEX Salmond, the First Minister, has been accused of going cap in hand to the Middle East for money because his schemes to pay for Scotland's infrastructure have failed. It has been revealed that Mr Salmond will visit Qatar to ask for loans for projects such as the new Forth Road Bridge. The practice of borrowing Middle East money is being considered by many Western governments, because there are religious-based laws there against charging interest on loans."

Others have questioned the human rights record of the government of Qatar but that doesn't appear to have put off Mr Salmond. He appears happier to deal with a middle eastern regime, rather than the UK Government.

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