A new track: Westminster invites Scots minister to represent UK in Europe

Scotland’s new education minister Angela Constance has been invited by the Westminster government to represent the UK at a key EU meeting.

The UK Government wants to “reset” its relationship with the Scottish Government following the divisive independence referendum and “reposition” its work in Scotland.

Peter A Bell‘s insight:

We are right to be suspicious of anything that is represented in the British media as the largesse of the UK Government. It is, after all, barely a fortnight since Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Richard Lochhead, was unceremoniously snubbed by Cameron.

Does this concession to Angela Constance mark a change in the Westminster elite’s sneeringly condescending attitude towards Scotland? Or is it merely a sop that the media can play up as if it was actually significant? I suspect the latter.

Either way, I am surely not alone in finding it offensive that a government we rejected at the polls has the power to dictate whether or not Scotland’s voice is heard in the EU. I look forward to the day our democratically elected representatives take their place in the forum’s of Europe and the world as of right. That day cannot be far off.

See on heraldscotland.com

via Tumblr http://ift.tt/1yNIxeR

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.