:: Monday, September 02, 2002 ::

Sunday Herald - Homeward Bound

Some perspective on the Scottish Parliament so far from the Sunday Herald.

It may be adopting something of a Kent Your Faither approach, but it seems the ranks of MSPs lack characters. Tommy Sheridan stands almost alone in this respect, up there on his socialist moral high ground.

This paper also thinks Scotland should take a leaf out of Norway's book. Oiling the desire for identity

While the Thatcher government took a hacksaw to Scottish industry and the welfare state, Norway ploughed its oil revenue into native industries and a vast public welfare system. In two decades, Norway -- like Scotland, a numerically small north-European periphery -- seemed to be transformed from a pauper among nations to one of the most prosperous societies in the world.

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