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Me and my shadow

Betsan Powys | 16:47 UK time, Monday, 23 February 2009

Annable Goldie, leader of the Scottish Tories, has reportedly been invited by David Cameron to attend shadow Cabinet meetings in London once a month.

Why? An attempt, perhaps, to build links between Holyrood and Westminster, to bring Edinburgh and London closer together in the run-up to the General Election. Her title? Shadow First Minister.

Here's a sign, say Scottish commentators, that Mr Cameron does want to make devolution work effectively.

So what of Nick Bourne? Has the same invitation come his way?

Mr Bourne has been to Shadow Cabinet meetings several times in the past I'm told and will continue to attend "as and when".

By the way a thought: is it better to be Shadow First Minister or real life Leader of the Opposition?


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