This British Nationalist propaganda unit is not there to help spin Tory policy, although it may do so incidentally. Why would the British government need to 'spin' policies it has the power to impose regardless of what the people of Scotland want?
What little we know about the meetings between then Governor General Mundell and some of the President's men is suspicious because we know so little about those meetings.
While there has been no mention of a "UK-wide common framework" for health services we would anticipate that any proposals of this nature would be kept under very tight wraps.
It is becoming clearer by the day why Alister "Union" Jack was chosen to replace David "Fluffy" Mundell. The latter is a functionary. Dull, plodding, unimaginative, but mindlessly loyal and unthinkingly obedient. He could be relied upon to do his masters' bidding dutifully and with mechanical efficiency. The ideal person to manage the setting-up of … Continue reading The right man for the job
The metamorphosis of the old Scottish Office is not yet complete. It will soon emerge as an unelected shadow administration accountable, not to Scotland's voters, but solely to the British executive. A British government department to govern a British territory in the interests of the British ruling elite.
Imagine you were talking to a couple and asked the woman's opinion on something only for the man to respond on her behalf. What would that suggest about the man's attitude to the woman? Would it suggest an attitude of respect?