Scotland was "honoured" to have Tony Blair visit yesterday. Apparently he is calling on the Scottish people to resist the urge to give him a kick on the way out the door by voting SNP on 3rd May.
What a great conceit of himself this guy must have. Doesn't he realise that this election is about something much more important than him? Our country's future is at stake here. In Scotland today we have one in four children in poverty; one in five pensioners in poverty; low economic growth; unemployment around three times the reported levels; a government about to spend £100billion on nuclear weapons the people don't want; over 50,000 people classed as homeless; and young Scottish men and women engaged in a war in Iraq that we didn't need or want. This is the backdrop to the current election.
We are debating the way forward to improve Scotland, yet Tony Blair (with willing assistance from his ego) has somehow managed to delude himself that this campaign is all about him. This is just another reason why his party are flying so low in the opinion polls just over two weeks from polling day.