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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Scottish Team

Alex Salmond, the newly elected First Minister for Scotland, is seeking permission from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for Scotland to field its own team.

A somewhat bizarre early initiative:

1 He has not yet discussed this within the Scottish Executive.

2 Until the funding and budget proposals for Salmond's "independent" Scotland are clarified, this form of expensive promise may be difficult to fulfill.

3 The UK hardly ever reaps a large harvest of medals in the Olympics. Why does Salmond believe that a smaller, less well funded, team will do any better.

Salmond's proposal is nothing more than naked political opportunism, wrapped in the flag of Scotland.

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