Devolution for Scotland has proved to be a disappointment. For many people in Scotland the achievement of an elected devolved parliament after almost 300 years of centralised Westminster government was rightly seen as a step forward.
ALL THE political commentators are busy speculating in Scotland on just
how the massive anti-war mood, reflected in the 80,000-strong
demonstration in Glasgow on 15 February, will translate into votes at
the Scottish parliament election on 1 May 2003.
May 1st will see the second elections to the Scottish parliament. After
four years of devolution, extreme disappointment would sum up the mood
of working class people towards the inability of the political
establishment to reverse the rising levels of poverty and inequality in