Friday, 25 November 2011
Alex Salmond At His Best
How many more times will Willie Rennie (the leader of the Libdems in Scotland), announce he visited Afghanistan? It was in July for goodness sake and he spent the usual hour or two, awarded by the military on these unnecessary visits, on the ground.
Yesterday at First Minister's Questions, he showed his ignorance regarding military matters. To imply only the Army would participate in a Scottish Defence Force insults those serving in the RAF and Navy.
His question was poorly composed. Of course soldiers - and all military personnel - are loyal to HM the Queen, but the glue which holds regiments, brigades, squadrons and other segments of the military world together is trust.
To suggest that any Scottish soldier would be breaking the trust of his colleagues if he decided to join a Scottish Defence Force is absurd.
No need to say Alex Salmond handled Willie Rennie's naive, ill-advised and silly question with the contempt it deserved. Another pathetic performance from Mr Rennie.
Video courtesy of Moridura.