A HIGH-powered group of politicians and businesspeople will today seek to kick-start the stalled debate over using devolution to make Scotland a modern, more prosperous nation.The Presiding Officer of the Scottish parliament thinks that:
"We have been a parliament good at engaging with civic Scotland, but we have not done enough with wealth-creators, academia, artists, free-thinkers and entrepreneurs."On the contrary George, you've done far too much with wealth-creators and entrepreneurs. That's precisely the problem. I'm sure that the academics and artists enjoy the benefits of public funding but what business needs is simply to be left alone.
The most hilarious quote is this:
There will be one staff member, but Mr Reid will arrange for much of the basic research to be done by some of the 50 staff of SPIC, the Scottish Parliament information centre, many of whom have PhDs.Truly, you couldn't make it up.