Annabel Goldie, leader of the Scotish Conservatives, has won a number of major consessions in return for supporting the SNP’s budget. Do I feel 100% comfortable with a unionist party (us) siding with a seperatist party (SNP)? Not particularly, but it has meant that our plans for extra police, a national drug strategy and a cut in business taxation have gone through.
The thing which strikes me is the Lib Dem reaction to these negotiations. They are calling it “back room dealings” and seem genuinely upset that a minority party (us) are negotiating with the government (SNP).
Well that is how PR government works! If you don’t like it, stop calling for it.