Title picture: Cloudscapes, Stornoway, 1 February 2017

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Mhairi Black

So everybody is ogling, slavering over and crawling up to a 20-year old lassie from Paislig who became a member of parliament last May. She gave a maiden speech at Westminster that 10m people watched on youtube. Being rebellious is part of growing up. Down-crying the club you have just been elected to join to serve your town and county is not doing your constituents a great service, because you may not be listened to when it really matters. If you are not happy with the way parliament works, Mairi Black (and please don't lenite your first name, that's not grammatically correct), change is most effectively brought about from within, when you've become an accepted and respected member of the club. Following the example of the Western Isles MP, who has had to be instructed how to be a statesman (admittedly by a Speaker who thinks an expenses claim of less than 6 figures is peanuts), is not a good idea.