Holyrood called on to create coalition.

A group of ‘ Scottish business leaders’ have called for a coalition to be formed at Holyrood, quite why I’m not sure. I doubt it will do anything but move the childish bickering from the public chamber to private meetings, and I believe that would be a bad move. The electorate deserve to see exactly what the calibre of their MSP’s is, embarrassing as it has been for the reputation of Scottish politics, the individual parties and MSP’s involved in the budget debacle.

We are probably as close to a coalition as Holyrood could handle, with the present SNP party, who after all consist of all political shades brought together by a desire to see Scottish independence. Their main aim is to surely to show that by putting Scotland first our nation could stand alone as an independent entity.

What difference would an all-party coalition make; perhaps everyone would focus on one half of the SNP’s mandate, the half that concentrates on making Scotland work and function successfully in the modern era. The very reason I thought we elected the numptees in the first place, although after the nonsense of the budget vote it appears we elected them to play juvenile games of one upmanship whilst ensuring that the embarrassing nonsense got national coverage.

Who would we want in a coalition cabinet from the opposition parties? The only two people at Holyrood at the moment who look like they have the gravitas to be in a coalition cabinet are Annabel Goldie and Margo MacDonald, who seemed to be doing quite well without the necessity of a Cabinet position. There is no one outstanding in either the Labour or the Liberal Democrats and why dilute the already not overly impressive cabinet with more of the same second division material. The passionate Mr Harvey from the Greens hardly has the mandate to warrant a Cabinet seat.

Once the budget is passed all the bluster will subside and perhaps we can then get down to the business of trying to keep Scotland’s economy afloat. With luck this respite will give the opposition parties time to communicate with the Scottish electorate and who knows perhaps they will discover that they’re not nearly as important as they appear to think they are.

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  1. […] The electorate deserve to see exactly what the calibre of their MSP’s is, embarrassing as it has been for the reputation of Scottish politics, the individual parties and MSP’s involved in the budget debacle. …More […]

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