SCOTLAND didn’t mind the economics of Thatcherism, according to Alex Salmond.
The thing is, we did object very strongly, not only to the social consequences of Thatcherism, but its economic consequences. Clearly, whatever Alex said at the time, he didn’t share the nation’s opinion.
Two important points here: the first is that when Alex expresses a personal opinion, he assumes, in his own mind, that he speaks for the whole nation. The thing is, he doesn’t.
Secondly, as I’ve said here before, there is probably not a single nationalist out there who agrees with Alex on Thatcherism, but I’m willing to bet there’s also not one who will publicly criticise him; on the contrary, they will defend anything and everything he says and does, whatever their own personal opinions.