Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland
'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot
Tuesday 15 May 2007
New Scottish Parliament Presiding Officer - who he?
I confess to being completely unfamiliar with the name of the new Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, Alex Fergusson MSP; apparently he is (or was, before his appointnemt) a member of the Scottish Conservatives. Although I have no interest in football I thought momentarily that somehow the manager of Manchester United football team had somehow been 'transmogrified' into an MSP and a Conservative one to boot, except I quickly realised that the other Mr Fergusson spells his name slightly differently! For those, like me, who have until now remained blissfully ignorant of the man who is to be the new Presiding Officer, Alex Fergusson's profile may be read here. I wish him the best of luck in trying to control the Scottish Parliament; he seems to be respected on all sides, luckily, but he will surely need luck as well as all his seeming skills as "an astute political operator".