George Kerevan says that the time is ripe for business to get back into politics
. Describing the Glasgow City Chambers, Kerevan reminds us:
... this redoubt of the Glasgow Labour administration - and Glasgow is likely to be the only major Scottish city still in Labour hands after 1 May - was clearly not built by anyone of a left-wing persuasion. Its magnificent 1880s facade depicts Queen Victoria receiving the homage of the Empire. It is a tribute to the time when Scottish politics, at both national and local level, was dominated effortlessly by the business class.
I read yesterday's reports about the disillusionment that has set in among those business leaders who pledged support for Labour during the first elections for the Scottish parliament four years ago:
the entrepreneur and property developer (and also owner of Rangers Football Club) David Murray denounced the Labour-dominated Executive for being dominated by "teachers, councillors and researchers" with little direct understanding of business.
Well, I could have told Mr Murray that in 1999 although, to be fair, I don't have his moneymaking skills! Let's hope that business people get more involved in politics here in Scotland. He who pays the piper should call the tune.