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Friday 3 March 2006

What can you expect for only 430 million pounds?

Well, if you are going to build infrastructure on the cheap, don't be surprised if it begins to fall to bits shortly after the builder has packed up and gone!

Frankly I think the Scottish public are embarrassed that we spent so little on what is supposed to be a symbol of our nationhood. I'm sure most of us would have been more than happy to see our taxes raised a little, say doubled or tripled for a few years, if it meant we could have had a decent Parliament building, rather than a shoddy little number costing a mere 430 or so million pounds.

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