Last night, a long-term critic of the building Margo Macdonald, an independent MSP, said: "David Steel doesn’t know when to quit while he is ahead.Steel was speaking at Glasgow Caledonian University from whom he received an honorary degree.
"Evidence to Lord Fraser spelt out clearly that as well as incompetent and dubious management practice by professionals, the politicians charged with overseeing it on behalf of the people did not cover themselves with glory either."
Using the tiresome terminology of the victimocracy establishment:
Sir David used his acceptance speech to pay tribute to the university’s "expertise" in social inclusion and community regeneration.Ah yes. Where would we be without state-funded social inclusion projects? Well maybe we should note who received the other honorary degree at GCU:
Charan Gill, earned his honour by owning and operating the UK’s biggest Indian restaurant chain.And did Mr Gill achieve his success thanks to the social inclusionists? Not quite:
Mr Gill MBE could barely speak English when he arrived from the Punjab aged nine, but in a true "rags to riches" tale, he has amassed a £15 million fortune.Mr Gill is worth 100 puffed-up self-important politicians.
He said: "I am absolutely thrilled. I started school when I was nine and left at 15. I didn’t expect this but it is always nice to know that someone is watching and saying ‘well done’."