Scottish round-up, 3 xi 09

Iain Macwhirter’s column in yesterday’s Herald is very thoughtful and canny, and deserves a wide readership in London.  Considering the implications of the Scottish Lib Dems’ decision not to support any SNP proposal for a referendum, he argues this makes a referendum all the more likely in the medium term – after the 2011 elections.

The Herald also tells us that Jim Murphy (UK Government Scottish Secretary) is meeting John Bercow, Commons Speaker, to discuss improved inter-parliamentary relations as recommended by the Calman Commission.  It doesn’t explain why a UK Government minister has standing to represent the Scottish Parliament – of which he’s not even a member (even if he may have ambitions in that direction) – in such talks.

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