Andrew Morrison works as a Chartered Accountant in Lanarkshire, serves as the current Vice-Chairman of the Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party West of Scotland Regional Council, and stood for election recently at the Local Authority elections in May 2012.
Any party funded by, voted for and populated with people who advance the cause of industrial and class antagonism cannot ever aspire to ‘One Nation’ politics. Ed Miliband may have tried because he sees the value of One Nation politics, but he failed before he even delivered his speech to the Labour Party Conference. All the silly posturing about the type of school Ed attended, to artificially create a contrast against the Prime Minister of rags-to-riches versus privilege, simultaneously misled the public, created an incorrect impression and thwarted the type of harmony that One Nation politics seeks to advance.
The debate on Ed’s education was not around the quality of the school the Leader of the Opposition attended. For starters it was amongst the best performing State schools which one tends to find in catchment areas with very expensive homes, thus debarring ordinary people access to a greater extent than schools in the independent sector. It should be pointed out Ed attended a Comprehensive school not because he originated from an ordinary background — far from it — but rather due to the political dogma of his Marxist father.