Was having a wee think to myself about Glenn Campbell's piece where he said
One former Labour MSP told me recently that he was considering voting "yes" in the referendum because devolution had not prevented a Conservative-led government at Westminster imposing welfare cuts in Scotland.
He is not, as far as I know, a member of Labour for Independence.
I wondered who it might be and thought about who has been a Labour MSP and is no longer there. I could think of 44 (I may have missed some or made other mistakes - I had James Kelly and Patricia Ferguson in there as no longer being MSPs on the first pass - and I don't care enough to check). This is what I think; feel free to judge it for yourself.
Nae idea - probably not, she was always awfy strident
The rocks would melt wi the sun first
Didn't even want devolution, never mind independence
Doesn't have the imagination
Possible? Where is Damascus?
Went off and became a success in academia, I believe, and wrote a decent report that influenced decision-making in early years policy. Thoughtful, intelligent woman who never disparaged independence. Possible, but I'm not sure she would be wanting to comment to any journalist on the constitution when she clearly has many other things to talk about. Glenn might have asked her, of course...
I think he'd rather gouge his own eyes out with the clippings of his own toenails
We already know that George has formed Lords for Independence, so it's possible (I made that up)
Wouldn't think so
Dunno but I doubt it
Already made supportive comments some time ago - wouldn't be worth reporting, would it?
Wouldn't imagine he cares
Maybe, you never know - but I doubt it. Then again, her party leader came out in favour of independence a while back ...
I doubt it
Possible but working for CAB now (I think) so probably not
Don't think she has the imagination
Dear lord, I'd forgotten this horror. Definitely not
Already nailed his colours to the mast as a supporter of independence - in the SSP still, I think
Might be, you know - just thinking it's time
Maybe, but I suspect unlikely
Nah, loving the ermine and being pompous
Possible, but I don't think he's convinced yet
Nah. Terribly polite in her victory speeches at elections, I'm sure, but not a Yes voter
Maybe. Doubtful but maybe
Works for RSE these days so probably not commenting on independence
Doesn't have the imagination to see the possibilities
Wouldn't think so
John Home Robertson
Probably in favour but would never say it
Erm - nah!
Well, he's probably got a burning ambition for Scotland
The first to resign from Scotland's parliament. Appointment to public office probably means he's not speaking out.
Wouldn't imagine so
And eh, and eh, nah....
Some trip through dark places that was! I still don't know who the former MSP on the fringes of Labour for Independence is but I do know that many more Labour members will join the group. In the meantime, listen to this.