The Governor General of Scotland, Michael Moore, has told the Edinburgh Government that it has should stop showing so much interest in such things as economic policy, corporation tax and constitutional change that are determined at Westminster.
According to Moore, Alex Salmond should stop picking fights with London.
It seems to have come as a surprise to one of the bluntest tools in the unionist box that these things are of paramount importance to a party that advocates independence. While the status quo is good enough for those who don’t think that they’re good enough, it is not good enough for the rest.
Moore’s attempts to defend the legitimacy of the coalition in Scotland must come as an embarrassment to others in the Scottish party. He is the voice of the coalition in Scotland simply because not even David Cameron is stupid enough to give the job to a Tory. Although how much worse that could be, in the light of Moore’s recent statements, is open to debate.
He also told the Edinburgh Government that it should stick to, the “bread and butter policy decisions” that it has control over.
Aye, but wouldn’t it be nice to be able to have something a wee more than “bread and butter”.
Or, do we accept Moore’s diktat and look to the South, hoping for some jam.
No doubt more of the same from Moore in the future. If he has one, that is.