@theshooglypeg @EyeEdinburgh Interesting piece. The handling of the Offensive Behaviour at Football bill is indicative I think of the influences at play with many politicians. I am not convinced that there is the political will (certainly among those that are elected) for (small "l") liberal policies. It is why I find laughable the assertions of some that independence will create a progressive beacon. This is not reflected in the social attitudes surveys among the population as a whole, and is certainly not reflected in those that are elected. For me, Neil's position this morning (and the casual way in which he appeared to suggest that women could travel to circumvent the policy he wishes to impose (okay if you can pay to travel...)) is another example.

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