Saturday, 15 June 2002


Over on England's Sword, Iain Murray asks why the new Scottish "small government" party was described in the Scotsman as "bolshevik." I too found that description rather odd, especially coming from Bill Jamieson - someone whom I would expect to be sympathetic. I presume it is used in the sense of being a radical challenge to the established order. Bruntsfield, the upmarket inner-city area of Edinburgh in which the preliminary party meetings have been held, was one of the places in Scotland from which golf went out to conquer the world. Perhaps Bruntsfield could now show the way forward to a world of unpaid politicians.