Have you ever watched Scottish Questions? It’s the name given to the half hour that Westminster allocates MPs to question the Secretary of State for Scotland. He is supposed to address areas of concern to the people of Scotland.
The session is a joke, more so since Scotland’s de-facto opposition party – the SNP – doesn’t steer the proceedings. The SNP, despite returning 56 of Scotland’s 59 MPs at the last general election, has to watch from the sidelines as nominally English MPs hi-jack the proceedings.
So blatant is the corruption of Scottish Questions that one has to wonder why the scandal hasn’t attracted the attention of Scotland’s media. Well, maybe not.
This week was particularly bad. David Mundell, a ‘Proud Scot’ who long since abandoned any pretence of standing up for Scotland, served as a patsy for a string of Conservative MPs who were intent on attacking the idea of Scottish independence and the SNP. Mundell did so whilst accusing the SNP, whose MPs are forced to spectate silently through most of the proceedings, of obsessing over independence.
The edited clip below demonstrates the extent to which Mundell and a band of English-constituency MPs used what is supposed to be a half hour in which Scottish concerns can be raised, as an opportunity to bash the SNP and independence. It was also used in order to push the ridiculous idea that Brexit [and the collapsing pound] will present opportunities to Scotland.
After watching the clip, ask yourself who the real independence obsessives are?
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