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Team Gordon Brown?

Alex Salmond one feels must pinch himself on an hourly basis. He must think he is living an a dream with the catalogue of errors that the Labour government come up with to further the nationalist cause. Gordon Brown’s latest wheeze for a GB Olympic football team is only the latest in a long line of doomed suggestions to try to revive the spirit of dear old Blighty. Now it is fair to say that team GB did very well at the Olympics and that’s great. HOWEVER traditionally football is a sport governed by the four separate UK football associations. Even in the days in the 1920’s and 30’s when it was common for letters to Scotland from England to be addressed ‘North Britain’ (there are still North British hotels and the like) Scotland had its own identity in world soccer.

Now, when Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland have their own parliaments (another Labour og – setting up the infrastructure for separation) we have this suggestion from Brown. One feels that this is some kind of last ditch attempt by him to imbue some unionist spirit into all of us. Maybe its an attempt at a legacy? If so it won’t work. Meanwhile in Holyrood Edinburgh a portly party leader laughs, barely able to contain his glee.

One wonders what the potential Labour candidate in the forthcoming Glenrothes (adjoining GB’s constituency) rout
by election must think of it all.