Tuesday 21 May 2002

”Thinking about the unthinkable”

I’ve just noticed a story in yesterday’s Glasgow Herald telling us that Tory MSP Brian Monteith thought that his party should consider a coalition with the Nationalists in Edinburgh. Monteith sees this as a possible consequence of a future Tory government in London introducing “full fiscal freedom” for Scotland. The SNP adamantly refuses to have anything to do with the Conservatives but many in the business community are coming to see advantages in Holyrood being responsible for its own spending. It would be ironic if the SNP entered government in this way after pandering to the left for so many years.