A most unexpected communication informs me that this blog is acquiring a readership among Scottish Labour backbenchers at Westminster, now by some distance (and entirely regardless of any former views) the most virulent anti-devolutionists in British politics, with the possible exceptions of Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling.
Apparently, they quite agree with me, and cannot wait for Brown to bring forward legislation applicable in Scotland across the range of policy areas of most concern to their (and, of course, his) constituents, secure in the supremacy of the Parliament of the United Kingdom over any body merely exercising clearly specified and restricted aspects of that Parliament’s power on a purely devolved basis.
Well, why are they content to appear in Waiting for Gordon? We all know how that ends. Instead, let them bring forward Private Members’ Bills, Ten Minute Rule Bills, and, with most chance of success, amendments extending legislation of which they approve so that it applies in Scotland.