"If Labour MSPs believe their allegiance should be to London Labour..."
Well, they are - like all Labour - members of THE Labour Party.
Perhaps Holyrood should refuse to recognise parties which do not have their 'registered ofiices' in Scotland, or at least the Electoral Commission should deny candidates the right to use the label Scottish where the party in question is anything but!
P.S. Any truth that Labour tried to register the name "Alex Salmond for Opposition in 2011"
I never was too sure how deep the influence was meant to go - just the local news programmes (like the GMTV drops), or local news coverage in a wider sense - but taking news away from an integrated broadcaster (such as STV should be) would have been a poor decision.
Will the SNP continue to press the case for a Scottish Six?
So, Scots should be the healthiest group in Europe (especially non-SNP politicians).
The final piece of Brian's article today, though, seems to prop up the argument that Scotland (and, indeed, the devolved assemblies) treat Wastemonster as the 'Bank of Mum and Dad' and that we should only get our own cheque-book once we have shown that we can live within our allowance.
Given that cheque-books will be historical relics by the end of the decade, we need to pick up the pace as we march towards independence (being careful to select a route that bypasses pie-shops and chippers).
It seems planned to be a drama rather than a documentary, so I hope that the filmmakers will consider using the face of the aforementioned non-Leader of the non-existent Scottish Labour party as a template for the bogeyman; the notion of him having power is certainly enough to give any rational Scot the HeeBeeGeeBees (with a nod to Messrs Cribb - Dobbin, Garry and Norris)....