This article was published in the Scotsman in October 2013
The Conservative party at its conference this week voiced a new degree of support for devolution and the Scottish parliament. When standing for the job as Scottish leader Ruth Davidson way back in 2011 promised a “line in the sand” – no more powers for Holyrood.
But the game of politics moves on and greater support for devolution may enable the Tories to make a kind of Queen to King Four move, letting Holyrood take the pawn of the bedroom tax.
This tactical shift made in the shadow of a winner-takes-all referendum campaign is reminiscent of the febrile politics of the late 1970s, when a minority Labour government called Scotland ’s first constitutional referendum on March 1,1979.
Quiz about physically disabled students.
This is a quiz from a fundraising event for physically disabled school students at George Watson's College. The questions are based on the short descriptions of inspiring people who overcame disability as children and young people below. Answers are at the foot.
1 Whose musical feet found a path to success?
2 Who turned out to be a lot brighter than his teacher thought?
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