I am indebted to The Big Lad for this rather discombobulating post.
Prior to devolution, the offices and roles of both the Lord Advocate and the Solicitor-General for Scotland were very clearly understood and defined. They were political roles, held by politicians, whereas their most recent holders seem to have been recruited from the civil service. If they are now to be considered civil service appointments, I am not in the least interested in any view on any matter of policy held by their occupiers, and much less in hearing any such view. In my humble opinion they should shut up, get on with their work, be grateful for the wages that go into the bank and ensure they don't draw too much attention to themselves.
If the requirement for corroboration were to be attacked in the same way that virtually every other protection from persecution enjoyed by the citizen in Scotland has been or is being attacked, then Scotland can be considered as being even further down the slide than it is already.
Labels: Civil Liberties In Scotland