IAIN GRAY, the Labour Leader in Scotland, nicknamed 'ELMER FUDD' by the press and his opponents is in a quandary. The SNP want to have a REFERENDUM on new powers for the SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT.
Up until now, the Scottish Labour position has been this: we can’t have a referendum now because of the recession, this is no time to become embroiled in constitutional wrangles. All fine and straightforward except no-one seemed to tell the Labour parties in Wales and London, both of which have backed two different referenda in the last 12 hours. The Welsh Assembly has supported a call for a referendum on more powers for the Assembly – if that isn’t a constitutional referendum then it is difficult to see what is – and the Westminster Parliamentary Labour Party backed a referendum on proportional representation
So MR FUDD finds himself on a bit of a cleft stick. Does he back a referendum, as called for by the previous Labour Leader Wendy Alexander in her now famous 'bring it on speech', or does he look even more of a PRICK than he is, (although that would be difficult to imagine), and deny Scotland it's right to choose it's future sovereignty.
WHAT A FUDD!