>That nice Duncan Borrowman has a pretty good understanding of Scottish politics for an English bloke.
I am gutted that I saw neither him nor Pink Dog at Aviemore. This has to show how big Scottish conference has become.
The big thing about the SNP is how much they would cost. Not only would they insist on a referendum on independence even if it was the expressed will of the Scottish people that they didn’t want to be a separate state, but if you added up all the spending pledges they have made over the years, you would have to put 9p on income tax to implement them.
I suspect the Nats are a bit like those toys you always wanted at Christmas which looked shiny and glitzy but when you took them out of their packaging you discovered that they were a bit artificial and couldn’t do half the stuff you’d imagined.
It’s difficult to respect a leader who makes such pointless personal attacks on people. I can think of many issues to take with New Labour policy, but there’s no justification for going on about someone’s teeth.