This is unbelievable. The Secretary of State for Scotland calls for Scots to be more entrepreneurial:
"We really need to get out of this psychological problem of (not) celebrating success. We have got success in the Scottish economy."All very well except for the small point that Helen Liddell's own Scottish Labour party is just about the most anti-entrepreneurial organisation on the planet.
Giving her view that efforts to change attitudes should begin in schools, she added: "Our cup is always half-empty. It is never half-full. We have an inability to say to people: 'Well done.'
"That is one of the big factors that limits entrepreneurship in Scotland. It breeds a climate of risk aversion."
The article goes on to say:
Highlighting research undertaken by Scottish Enterprise in the 1990s, Liddell said: "When people were asked about entrepreneurs, they seemed to see them more in the form of Arthur Daley (a second-hand car dealer in the television series Minder) rather than the men and women who are creating real opportunities in Scotland."Yes. They get the "stick" from her own party. Anyone who thinks that Labour is a friend of business is living in cloud-cuckoo-land. Liddell isn't known as "Stalin's Granny" for nothing.
Liddell said of successful Scottish entrepreneurs: "I think they come in for a lot of stick."