Scotland’s Shame as Political Leaders Embarrass Ghana


As noted in our Solas Newsbrief  the president of Ghana visited Scotland last week.  And several of our politicians managed to embarrass our beloved Scotland.  Partick Harvie leader of the Greens complained about the President coming and wrote to the presiding officer ”

“We believe that the Scottish Parliament should be a place where everyone can feel safe”.

I have come across some dumb statements in my time but this one deserves to go in the top ten.  Really?  Are LGBT+ people in the Scottish Parliament really ‘unsafe’ because the President of Ghana comes to visit?   The fact that we have elected representatives spouting such nonsense is deeply depressing.  Of course Patrick Harvie was not cowering in fear because his ‘safe space’ had been violated – anymore than he was doing so when I addressed the parliament last week! (actually maybe he was…I didn’t see him there!).  He…

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