Friday, 20 August 2021
The Real Coalition of Chaos
Greens ask for too little. Their one member of Durham County Council cast the decisive vote that installed the new administration in May. For that, I would have insisted on being Leader of the Council.
All for Unity and Alba are the only parties in Scotland to have political differences with the new non-coalition. Even while welcoming the support for public transport, the increase in the Scottish Child Payment, the enhanced rights for tenants, and the programme of affordable housing, they should be hitting hard on road-building, on new oil and gas exploration, on fisheries, on gender self-identification, and on explicit sex education for small children.
The Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats are just sore at not being in the new arrangement. They do not disagree with it on the issues. If they do, then on which issues, exactly? Only the totemic independence referendum, which has nothing to do with the day-to-day governance of Scotland.