Monday, 21 December 2009

ALEX SALMOND AND SCOTTISH MINISTERS TO BE QUESTIONED BY WESTMINSTER COMMITTEE




The First Minister is to be quizzed by Westminster MPs next month, it was announced today.


The case of the Lockerbie bomber will loom large when Alex Salmond appears before the Commons Scottish Affairs Committee.  Also giving evidence with Mr Salmond on January 10 will be Sir John Elvidge, the Scottish Government's permanent secretary and most senior civil servant.  Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill, who turned down an application for Abdelbaset ali Mohmed al Megrahi to be transferred to a Libyan prison but granted an application for compassionate early release on health grounds, will be questioned by the committee after Mr Salmond.

I don't see  why Scottish Ministers from a sovereign Parliament should be answering questions on devolved subjects before a Westminster Committee, particularly when the Chairman is Mohamed Sarwar, a man who has had several dubious allegations made about him.


When then are Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling coming before a Holyrood committee or indeed the whole Parliament to answer for their mishandling of the Scottish Economy? 

10 comments:

A Doctor said...

Are you sure that's a photo of Alex Salmond ? He looks a bit sickly in the pic.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Doctor, it's ever since he went to Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen for the climate talks. He seems to have aged overnight and he's taken to talking in Arabic. Something about Scotland's oil and joining OPEC.

subrosa said...

I've with you on this DL. I think Alex Salmond should say he's far too busy. It's nothing to do with Westminster. They said that too.

No, I do think it's wrong.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Rosie, This Scottish sub committee was set up to scrutinise the work of the Scottish Secretary and the Scottish office. They should have fuck all to do with a devolved Government.

A climate doctor said...

Yes he looks like he has caught 'globalwarmingitis'. It manifests itself in severe delusions with sickly pale skin, smiling and nail biting. Snow and traffic chaos can bring on a particularly severe reaction. He will run naked into the snow convinced that the snow will be hot to the touch due to carbon dioxide inside it. He will use ice as a replacement for a hot water bottle. The heat in the ice will release slowly throughout the night making it look like he has wet himself. But this is not the case. It's just wet co2 and is 'very cosy'.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Doctor, that's the same feeling I get when I drink Gin and sometimes I feel as if I have pished myself too. Are you the same doctor that I'm consulting about this fucking boil on my arse because it's getting bigger!

A doctor said...

Yes Mr DL. I've instructed a nurse from NHS24 to phone you back. Please be a patient patient.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Doctor, for Christ's sake it's the size of a weans football. I'm afraid it's going to bust and splatter the wallpaper and it's too near Xmas to re-decorate. Should I stick a needle in it and squeeze the pus out gently? I haven't been able to sit for a weeka nd a half in case it busts. My wife is sleeping in the other room in case it burst in the middle of the night and I haven't had my Nat King Cole for 10 days. Could the nurse give me bed bath. You know a, wink, wink, Oh you are awful! kinda bed bath. What I'm trying to say is can she pu' ma puddin', provided of course she is of the feminine gender.

CrazyDaisy said...

DL,

I'm with Subrosa - git tae fuck is the correct response, imbiciles.

CD

Dark Lochnagar said...

Daisy, agreed tell them to fuck off and attend to their expenses.