Gordon Brown is saying some strange things. He is being chased out of Fife by the nationalist genie that he pulled out of the bottle, but snarling at the SNP as he does so. He made an extraordinary pledge yesterday when speaking in his soon-to-be-abandoned home of Kirkcaldy.
‘We can’t wait beyond May 8 so within 24 hours a Labour Government will trigger an emergency plan to tackle hunger in Scotland and immediately pay £1 million to ensure food banks across Scotland are better stocked.
This is odd: why not give cash to English ones too? Or can they wait beyond May 8 because they’re, em, English? Mr S has asked about, and there seems to be no plan to do this in England.
So as things stand, the first thing a Prime Minister Miliband would do is send a cash bung to all Scottish food banks – but not those anywhere else in the UK. Is that what Labour is saying? Surely this would underline just what the Tories are warning about: a Labour Party doing favours for Scotland as it is terrorised by the SNP.