Yesterday, Mr Ross disagreed with Mr Johnson, saying that devolution was a GOOD thing when Mr Johnson said that it had been a DISASTER “north of the (non-existent) border”.
The only thing, according to Dross, that had spoiled it was the horrid old SNP going out and getting themselves elected again and again, and if only the idiot Scots would just elect the Tories, it would all be fine.
AND, he could be first minister and go down in history…
Pesky Scots just had to spoil everything with their independence nonsense, he seemed to be saying.
Of course, Mr Johnson had a point and Dross doesn’t (quite apart from the bogus video, now removed).
Power devolved is power retained. Some powers will be taken back to Westminster, or at least to the massive office block in the centre of Edinburgh which is Jack’s Imperial Office.
And the devolution settlement was faulty as Johnson suggested, although obviously not in the way he meant it. Devolving power to the three Celtic nations actually reinforced the idea that England was Britain was England and clearly, as England and Britain were the same, there was no need for an English parliament, because they already had one.
In a way, it made us even less than we had been before.
Time to get rid of devolution and replace it with independence.