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LibLink: Charles Kennedy: Why our destiny must lie with the F word

Charles KennedyThe Independence Referendum campaign continues to be depressing. The only really good things associated with it tend to come from Liberal Democrats and most especially Charles Kennedy. He’s written a thoughtful and persuasive article in the Herald about the dilemma facing Scotland beyond 18th September as, whoever wins, we’ve all lost out from increasing centralism to Edinburgh in recent years.

He outlines the problem:

In the pre-devolution days of one- party Tory domination there was much legitimate railing against the excessive concentration of power within Whitehall. The centre accrued and amassed while

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LibLink: Alistair Carmichael MP’s heartfelt appreciation of John Morrison

A week ago, former East Dunbartonshire Liberal Democrat Council leader John Morrison died soon after being assaulted in Glasgow. In today’s Herald, Liberal Democrat chief whip in the House of Commons Alistair Carmichael, a close friend of John’s for 30 years, has written an appreciation of his life. He takes us through John’s university days as a top debater, through his professional life as a solicitor, and his role as a senior councillor in rescuing East Dunbartonshire Council from a dire financial situation. For our chief whip, John was

  a friend and a 30-year source of support, honest advice

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  • User AvatarLiberal Al 19th Sep - 10:45pm
    John, much of what you say, I agree with, but I think I need to clarify two points: "Embassies and ambassadors all over the world...
  • User AvatarLittle Jackie Paper 19th Sep - 10:30pm
    Joe Otten - 'the government hasn’t shrunk the public sector to match its reduced revenues, or reduced it even further as a small state ideologue...
  • User AvatarPhil Beesley 19th Sep - 10:27pm
    Glenn: "The Tories need to be put back in their box and contained, not encouraged." If Tories have a problem, it is their problem. Regionalists...
  • User AvatarGlenn 19th Sep - 9:59pm
    The problem with the advocates of an English Parliament is that they want it be an extension of Westminster and they are simply trying to...
  • User AvatarATF 19th Sep - 9:32pm
    @David-1 Thirty years... Good Lord, let's hope we are both around! :)
  • User AvatarDavid-1 19th Sep - 8:57pm
    @ATF: "enough of a decision to put the matter to rest for a generation." I'll mark my calendar for Referendum 2044!