Peter Hoskin

The Lib Dems’ Scottish question

The Lib Dems' Scottish question
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If you're looking for a spot of LibCon strife that might actually mean something, then how about Tavish Scott's interview in Scotland on Sunday? Judging by what he says about David Cameron, the leader of the Scottish Lib Dems clearly isn't one for coalition niceties:

"I suspect that (David Cameron) doesn't even think about Scotland. It is not even remotely on his radar screen. He has a Scottish Secretary, and that's that."


Tim Montgomerie offers one suggestion that may sound rather peculiar in the current climate: a full coalition between Labour and the Lib Dems in Scotland. But when you consider how a poor Lib Dem performance next year could rock the coalition in Westminster, then I'm sure it's an option that Scott, and even Nick Clegg, would like to keep open.