Sunday, August 20, 2006

Scottish executive lose the plot

From a cursory glance through the papers today:
CIGARETTES would be sold only under the counter if plans being considered by Scottish ministers are implemented.
Ministers are considering forcing supermarkets to stop [two for one] offers, which are regularly snapped up by bargain-hunting shoppers across the country.
At the same time they are reporting that
Senior party sources warn there is serious doubt about McConnell's future as leader, amid growing concern that Labour will be hammered at the polls next May.
If they are so concerned about being hammered at the polls, might I suggest that further demonising sections of the population and trying to force up prices in supermarkets isn't a good way to increase their popularity.