Today April 18th 20 13 saw the funeral of Baroness Thatcher the most reviled and divisive politician of my lifetime, much has been said in relation to her over the last few days by far more able commentators than me and I will not attempt to add any more about her time in power or what she did with that power, suffice to say IMO she gravely misused it.
This short post is however about power and control with a somewhat different slant and in this case the power and control I refer to lies with the snp Scottish Government. A government and its followers who never tire of telling us how much Thatcher was despised in Scotland and about how her influence did not run to Scotland. I'm sure you can all quote for yourselves the insults and declarations of hostility which the snp have shown her, I will add a note of caution however; the insults and hostilities were never more than paper talk.
Consider this; today all flags on Scottish Government buildings were flown at half mast to honour the late Baroness Thatcher. The decision to issue such an instruction rests with and was made by the Scottish Government, yes that Scottish Government, that snp Scottish Government . They decided (which means Salmond decided) that the flags would be flown at half mast. This most recent act of duplicity by them comes as no revelation to those of us who really know them. When next you hear Salmond and the rest of the snp braying out their anti Tory (Engurlish) rhetoric remember, the lies and deceit. The Queen, Sterling, NATO etc. but above all keep in mind the snp and Thatcher. Remember their lies and disdain for the Scottish people when next they ask for your vote.