|A man who might be expected to know something about the area.|
But as Craig Murray will tell you, they never listen to people who know anything about anything.
|Aye, so you will be.|
|Playing soldiers while other people suffer.|
|What would a country like Saudi Arabia need £3.9 billion of arms for?|
Oh yes, ISIS.
|I wonder if he has worked that out yet.|
And worse, whose side he will be on when it's all over.
|If only you would lead.|
|Sums him up. Please, I want to be Winston Thatcher and|
Margaret Churchill all rolled up with Tory Blur.
He had attended First Minister's Questions in his capacity as a MSP, and afterwards hosted a reception for veterans. He also briefed MSPs on the Syrian situation.
He knew about the Syrian situation, you see, because he himself had been briefed the evening before by the Cabinet Office (along with some other Privy Councillors), of exactly what the Prime Minister would say. There was no need for him to be in Westminster.
It should also be noted that when The Prime Minister makes a statement, the leaders of the opposition parties are required to give a response. That would be Mr Corbyn first (not Hilary Benn), then Angus Robertson (not Alex Salmond). That's the way it is done. You'd have thought they would know that kind of thing.
The Prime Minister has said that a debate will be held next week on whether or not to go to war.
Mr Salmond's duties in Scotland were pre-existing. The notice of the Prime Ministerial statement was made latterly.
It says something for the state of the press and of the opposition parties that the best that they can do to fight the SNP is to tell half truths and apply innuendos to the comings and goings of Alex Salmond.
Perhaps if there were a policy or two from the opposition parties in Scotland... and I mean policies that don't fall to pieces within an hour, the newspapers would be able to propose a better and brighter future for us under Labour or the Tories.
As it is, of course, all any of them can do is bleat SNP bad.