A couple of examples from the same newspaper this week to add to a typical A Level question
The arguments for and against devolution have been trotted out serval times on this blog site. And they go something like this:
What has been the positive impact of devolution?
What has been the negative impact of devolution?
So, if we look at the second to last argument in the case for, we can point as an extra example to the historic announcement that the Greens would form a coalition with the SNP at Holyrood.
As reported in the Guardian on Monday:
"The Scottish Greens’ co-leaders, Patrick Harvie and Lorna Slater, are to become ministers in the Holyrood government – the first time representatives of the party have been appointed to government in the UK.
The Scottish government and Scottish Green party announced a power-sharing deal last month.
Harvie will be the minister for zero-carbon buildings, active travel and tenants’ rights, while Slater will take on the role of minister for green skills, circular economy and biodiversity.
Among Harvie’s responsibilities will be driving the move away from high-carbon transport and heating, while ensuring fairness during the transition. Slater’s role will include Scotland’s green industrial strategy and dealing with national parks."
See here for the full story: https://www.theguardian.com/po...
But, against this, we have the following story about a former First Minister - as I've said, reported in the paper on the same day (an interesting juxtaposition, you might say):
"A Scottish government inquiry upheld five complaints of sexual harassment against Alex Salmond, sparking the police investigation that led to his eventual prosecution."
Read more here: https://www.theguardian.com/po...
So this ties in with the final argument listed above in the car against. Yes, sadly, it seems sleaze is always with us.
To end on a lighter note, given I am writing about Scottish matters. See below for a video of Michael Gove busting some moves in an Aberdeen nightclub. No, words I never thought I'd write.
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