Category Archives: David Steel

Steel warns against referendum confusion bitterness

David Steel should know what he’s talking about when it comes to constitutional politics. As a co-chair of the Scottish Constitutional Convention and subsequently as the chair of the Steel Commission that examined post devolution policy options for the Liberal … Continue reading

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David Steel slams Salmond on Supreme Court as he quits government advisory role

Former Liberal leader and Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament David Steel has sensationally quit his role as an independent advisor to the Scottish Government on the Ministerial Code, citing Alex Salmond’s and Kenny MacAskill’s “appalling” criticisms of the Supreme … Continue reading

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>Gladstone Anniversary in the Snow

> Yesterday, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Liberal statesman William Ewart Gladstone a group of hardy Liberal Democrats gathered in the snow and ice to remember him. I was not among them. To my eternal shame, … Continue reading

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>Nadine Dorries thinks Trident isn’t a weapon of mass destruction

>Yes, you did read that right. Tory MP Nadine Dorries actually said on Question Time (and I replayed it several times to make sure, because I thought my dodgy ears couldn’t possibly be right) that Trident, which her Party has … Continue reading

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