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originally posted by: Kester
a reply to: Elijah23
It's notoriously hard to admit you've been duped.
He's no great actor, his smirk slipped through.
You are devastated. He keeps a studied, grim look on his face most of the time but slips up frequently.
Every time I hear how much he achieved for you I wonder why there's still such a strong desire for so much more?
And good luck with the Westminster promises.
originally posted by: Elijah23
a reply to: Kester
I think we will have to agree to disagree but I would trust my judgement of the man, having met him personally several times, over your judgement of him by your interpretation of a single youtube video any day. ..
He has stepped down because anything he says now about the deal that Scotland should get from Westminster could be misconstrued by the media to be unruly demands by a sore loser. . As the BBC would love to do to him.
So he knows he is not the man to negotiate these powers for us, this is no surprise to anyone connected to the party, of which I am a member. We all knew that this was what was going to happen in the event of a no vote, if he was just a power hungry politician like most of them then he would have stayed on and justified his position by arguing for the next year odd about what powers we should get but the man has to much integrity for that and has done as much for Scotland as he feels he can.
Liking doesn't come into serious politics, just as it plays no part in serious business.