Friday 24 January 2003

Financially responsible government

I don't really understand why the news about the Scottish Parliament's £88,000 desk is described as a "financial" row:
The controversial Holyrood Parliament project was at the centre of a new financial row last night after it emerged that a single desk had been commissioned at a cost of £88,000.
Surely the politicians will simply march round to the furniture factory and take the desk without payment. After all, yesterday they abolished property rights in Scotland.