"Well, the boss has written the leader declaring who Scotland on Sunday is backing in the #ge2010. A sound decision. Anyone care to guess?"
I almost replied to him saying "well, it'll no be us, that's for sure:-("
I'm glad some instinct held me back because I would look very stupid now. Look at this.
So, in the hope that new faces can bring about new politics, and that the economic crisis can be tackled with maturity and responsibility, energy and vision, let's get the Lib Dems as many seats as we can.
That is the last paragraph in an article that absolutely takes apart the other three parties up here. It is particularly damning of the SNP. This so needed saying.
"The idea that we send a bunch of Scottish MPs to Westminster purely to turn the screw, so that we do better at the expense of other parts of the UK, smacks of the churlish small-mindedness we must avoid. There is a very strong argument, given the two bailed-out Scottish banks, that we should play a full part in the recovery, not gratuitously exploit the situation. Our economy is firmly tied to the rest of the UK. The idea that we can prosper as it fails is nonsense."
Basically what SoS is saying is that Labour are finished, the Tories can't be trusted and are irrelevant in Scotland anyway, the SNP is unimpressive and small minded. In contrast, what we say is economically credible, the scaremongering about a hung Parliament is tosh and we offer proportional representation which, according to them
"will mean a visible end to the old yah-boo system and will force politicians to mature. Consensus politics is not weak politics, but enforces a necessary realism about what can be possible."
Blimey! That is all.