We may fool ourselves
in Scotland that we are living in a democracy but we need only observe the
world around us to understand that there is a great danger that soon this will
no longer be true.
It was just about alright under Alex Salmond who was
reasonably benign in his immediate actions, if less so in his longer-term
nationalistic ambitions. However his dictatorial side manifested itself
particularly in his foolish and uninformed pursuit of alternative energy, covering
our countryside in windmills regardless of the cost or the consequences.
Land Reform: the
briefing paper produced for the House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee
It is possible to read thebriefing paper on Land Reform* produced for the House of
Commons Scottish Affairs Committee and think at first glance that they may have
Had the reader recently landed
from Mars he might consider it reflects a kind of optimistic naivety whose
authors believe their own prejudices to be sacrosanct and that numbers can be
used to prove almost anything.
However should the same visitor
meet up with a rational human neither politician, left wing, or exclusively
urban, he might start to question the rationale of the committee’s approach to