Its not all about Salmond and the SNP, but for those who instinctively don’t like the man, have you ever sat back and looked at what he has presided over? Facts people, look at the facts rather than listening to political rhetoric from Better Together? No Thanks.
Today will see the demolition of one of the last totems of Thatcherism left in Scotland. When right to buy is abolished, gone – at long last – will be the perfidious policy which attempted and nearly succeeded in dismantling our infrastructure of social housing.
It wasn’t wrong then and it isn’t wrong now for people to want to own their own home. What was wrong was the way the policy was constructed: taking houses, built with public money to ensure everyone had access to a decent home, out of public ownership and into private hands at knock down prices, leaving local authorities drowning under a sea of construction debt they could no longer afford to service, never mind begin to pay off.
And which is the government in Scotland to remove this blot from our policy landscape? A Labour one, which had 8 years leading an administration in which…
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