Thursday, February 21, 2008

A new job for Ming Campbell?

It seems that Ming Campbell is the new favourite to head the new commission looking into the possibility of extending the powers of the Scottish Parliament. This is a cross-party initiative involving Labour, the Lib Dems and the Tories.

Today's Scotsman elaborates:
A plan to appoint a former High Court judge has been all but ruled out as party leaders prefer the idea of someone with political experience. A Labour figure close to the decision said last night: "We need to have someone who is credible. Ming Campbell has that."

Another Labour source said: "We don't want somebody who could be construed as a Labour placeman."

A Lib Dem source added: "We are talking of someone of his type of standing. The commission will require that if it is going to work."

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