Tuesday, 17 May 2011
The New Liberal Democrat Leader
Willie Rennie is now the leader of the Liberal Democrats in the Scottish Parliament. Caron must be delighted. Mr Rennie did not win his constituency vote but acquire his appointment through the list system here in Scotland and he was the only MSP to put himself forward for the leadership. A shoo-in indeed.
However, like this blogger, I have issues with Mr Rennie's knowledge when he had the remit of Libdem defence in the Westminster. In case anyone is unaware Mr Rennie was an MP entered the Westminster parliament after a by-election success but he was thrown aside by the Labour candidate in the 2010 general election. He has a record of expenses claims.
He held the Libdem post for Defence. I do hope he does himself a favour by keeping his mouth shut on this issue in the Scottish Parliament. The man is so uninformed it's embarrassing.
How many civil servants (many of them paid far more than the average hard-worker could dream of) run the country? The military needs generals as much, if not more so, than the country needs politicians who have no experience of military action or life then profess to vote for legislation on our HM Forces.
I hope Mr Rennie concentrates on the subjects with which he's more acquainted than the current military and wish him well.