JOHANN Lamont has become fixated, all of a sudden, with the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England.
For Labour in Scotland, this is a twist. No-one in those circles has mentioned money or policy since Gordon Brown did the long walk from Downing Street.Lamont reckons, nevertheless, that there is a SNP gaffe to be found in loose talk by Nicola Sturgeon, Deputy First Minister. The latter has been heard to say that Scotland would be demanding a seat on the MPC when we become – I think I've got this right – independent-within-Britain. Lamont is worried, supposedly, by Nationalist presumption.
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