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Monday, March 19, 2007

Lib Dems and Scotland

I may be missing something here but I don't really get the Lib Dems attachment to the union. Surely the Scottish Lib Denm position ought to be more fluid and not take such a rigid Unionist position. Surely it is a matter for the people of Scotland and we should be happy to reflect the will of the people and make their preferred constitutional settlement work, whatever that may be. Instinctively we are for powers being devolved to the lowest practicable level so outright opposition to independence doesn't seem apt.

Mind you, being (very much) south of the border it is none of my business, but I am curious as the what party members / supporters feel in Scotland. Any feedback would be most interesting !

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Blogger Caron said...

To be honest, there has never been a majority either amongst Scottish MPs or in the Holyrood Parliament for independence. It just doesn't do it for me while better schools and hospitals and more engagement with young people is what the Scottish people seem to want.

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