Thursday, 2 October 2008


Since I was still at work at 21:43 (approximately), I had a wee look at the website of the Commission to Repaint Devolution.

Yes, it's true, it is still there and still eating up public money to replicate just part of what the National Conversation is doing - and a right poor job the de'ils are making of it.

I was pure dead excited to note that there is a wee discussion forum lurking on that website these days, but it was sharp intake of breath time when I saw that it had a grand total of 11 posts. Eleven exactly. Fantastic. How much money is this farce wasting?

Wonder if the failure has got anything to do with the rules?
As the forum is moderated, there will be delay between submitting a comment and that comment appearing on the website. We will not display comments that are abusive, indecent, unlawful or defamatory or that fall outside the Commission’s remit. Comments that include hyperlinks will not be permitted and we reserve the right to restrict the length of individual comments to a maximum of approximately 500 words and limit the number of postings by any one person, to encourage breadth of discussion.

Whit larks ...


Anonymous said...


I thought you missed one of the better parts of the "introduction" - How to Take Part :-

"You will need to register in order to take part in the discussion. Complete the registration form and we will send you a password that you can use to submit your comments. As part of the registration process we ask you to tell us a little bit about yourself - your sex, your approximate age and the part of the country you live in.

Before submitting your comment(s) you will be required to drape yourself in the Union Flag and jump off the Jamaica Bridge (in the centre of Glasgow - Nat Grid Ref. NS592645) into the River Clyde while singing the National Anthem. Documentary proof of your having undertaken this act will be required either in the form of a video presentation or a statement to the efect signed by two Justices of the Peace."

I'm only kidding about the jumping off of the Jamaica Bridge bit but I would like to submit a comment here that they would not accept in their discussion forum :-

"Get these useless stooges out of my country."


gt said...

The bit below is taken from their website

The Commission is holding a series of events around the country to hear people’s views on their experience of devolution. Members of the Commission are keen to hear any suggestions that people may have on strengthening devolution, as part of their evidence-based approach.

The Commission will be visiting:

Inverness on 28 October
Dundee on 29 October
Stornoway on 31 October
Ayr on 12 November
Newcastle on 19 November

Newcastle?? Is that now part of Scotland? Have the geordies joined Berwick in wishing to become Scottish?