Thursday, April 9, 2009

Is the Dalai Alex softening?

Alex Salmond as the Dalai Lamai is not a comparison you see that often, but for me what is more significant from this report, is his description of both his and Jim Murphy's separate visits to China as being "complementary". The obligatory little barb had to be included of course (and the importance of obtaining a couple of pandas for Edinburgh Zoo shouldn't be underestimated!), but is it an indication that Salmond is slowly moving round to viewing the Westminster government, not as the Great Sassanach Satan, but actually as a potential partner in obtaining the best for Scotland?

If so, would it not be more logical to organise such trips as joint ones in the future?
It should certainly help out with the thorny problem of protocol, if nothing else.

4 comments:

tony said...

>>but is it an indication that Salmond is slowly moving round to viewing the Westminster government, not as the Great Sassanach Satan, but actually as a potential partner in obtaining the best for Scotland?<<

An outrageous suggestion, how on earth could any reasonable person never mind the leader of a party that actually wants the best for Scotland come to such a laughable conclusion?

Labour have showed over and over that "What is best for Scotland" comes a poor second best to what is good for labour.

I am surprised in all honesty at you O'neil considering that you have possibly remarked on this on a number of occassions.

wildgoose said...

I don't normally agree with Tony, but on this occasion I'll make an exception.

The first interest of Labour is what is best for Labour - because this directly benefits the Nomenklatura running the Labour Party.

O'Neill said...

There is no bigger cynic of Labour intentions than I...still I think in cases like this "joint" ventures would make logistic and economic sense.

tony said...

Wildgoose

You would do well ma man to agree with me mare often.

O'neill

True but....................., anyhow the implication is that a Labour government(at present anyhow) could partake in what is "best for Scotland" That in it's self is a wholly outrageous suggestion. Perhaps in time when they do not petulantly view Scotland as their fiefdom by right we may recieve grown up government. At present all we have are Murphy's "uncle Tim" type Machiavellian manoeuvres.