I dunno, I spend days not being able to think of anything to write, then do 3 in 2 days. I had a conversation with Philip Sim of the BBC earlier after seeing this tweet.
Referring to this one
I have to admit I wasn’t sure what the issue was, as Holyrood has been called the most LGBT-friendly parliament in the world, so naturally I asked.
This seemed to me to be a decision for the Presiding Officer, Ken Mackintosh, which I pointed out.
So I googled Scottish Parliament Corporate Body and found – within seconds – this membership page which had a lovely picture of the 5 men (naturally) who make up the cross party group with the PO
And also told me who they were:
Front row, left to right: Liam McArthur MSP; Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP; and Gordon MacDonald MSP
Back row, left to right: Andy Wightman MSP; Alex Johnstone MSP and David Stewart MSP .
Bit of googling and twitter work gave me their parties and Twitter handles – I was at this point prepared to tweet them myself.
- Liam McArthur MSP – LibDem
- Gordon MacDonald MSP – SNP
- Andy Wightman MSP – Green
- Alex Johnstone MSP – Conservative
- David Stewart MSP – Labour
However it was pointed out that a Rainbow flag had been flying all day….
Ta-dah – no issue I thought – but no…
Okay…. back to the SPCB
I haven’t had a response since then.
So in summary, the decision which could be made by a cross-party group has been passed on to the Presiding Officer, who will hopefully agree to the Rainbow flag being at half mast outside Holyrood soon.
Not really a “There at least”