Just seen Nadine Dorries’ reaction to the budget:
The budget was shocking. No wonder we have had diversionary headlines over the last few days.
£550 million is to be spent investing in off-shore renewable energy.
Well, the wind is in Scotland, as is the off-shore expertise. So that’s a £550 million present to Scotland from the Scottish Chancellor and the Scottish PM.
Nothing to do with shoring up the Scottish vote of course.
A quite remarkable quote. I wonder when she last attacked an english politician for seeking to selfishly benefit his or her tribe. To put this in perspective, the £550m being spent on renewables accounts for about 0.3 per cent of the government’s £175b borrowing.
But its the whole nature of this argument that feels me with dread. The idea that when a member of a national minority is elected into power, we should scrutinise their decisions with the premise that they are basically out for their own is repellent.