It doesn’t take a particularly long memory to recall a time when the SNP opposed devolution. Indeed it was only after their poor showing in the 1997 UK General Election that they changed their tune and decide to support devolution for Scotland, as a stepping stone towards independence.
Today the SNP are about to take a step back towards their fundamentalist past by voting AGAINST more powers for the Scottish Parliament. The Scotland Bill, a product of the Calman Commission, looks set to receive cross-party support however the SNP are the only party to table a motion against the bill stating that they regard “the Bill as a whole to be unacceptable”.
As the honourable member for Glasgow Central put it:
“Who would have thought we’d see a Tory backbencher speaking in favour of more powers for Scotland and the SNP voting against it?!”