Tuesday 14 October 2008

Lib Dems lost in London

In HM Treasury this morning were three Lib Dem MPs who represent Scottish seats - Alan Reid (Argyll & Bute until the next election), Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk, not the American film-maker, he's not that exciting), and Lord Lucan impersonator John Thurso (not Lord Thurso, oh no, that would never do).

Some have speculated that the Lib Dems are to be pulled into a 'National Government' in this time of crisis (in order to do in the Conservatives, of course, not for any proper reason), but why would there be no senior Lib Dems, just the nursery class?

There's also the speculation that they're being brought in to grind out a deal to operate together in Scotland. Possible, but who'd be daft enough to get saddled with the Labour party at this point? Well, OK, there's perhaps a possibility that the Lib Dems are daft enough - the scent of power in their nostrils drives them crazy - like wild horses eating each other as Shakey might say. If this be so, however, why is the deal not being done between the Grey Man and Tavish 'cut my taxes big boy' Scott? Surely there's enough respect between them for them to do the deal - unless they're not seen as being senior enough (you know, Westminster boys with Crombie jackets, Doc Martens and Bowler hats).

What about the theory that Tav's tax is getting cut? Well, what's the chances of Alastair Darling or Gordon Brown deciding just to cut tax in Scotland?

Someone said that Michael Moore has just bought a chicken farm, but I don't see what that's got to do with anything. I think they just got lost on the way to the tearoom for morning crumpet.
More tea, anyone?

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