by Kevin McKenna in the Observer. . particularly liked this part:

In the one-party state that is Glasgow, there are townships in the east and north where wage slips are only seen in the local museum. In these areas, cabals of wee Tony Sopranos drive the economy with their security firms and their taxi companies. Around them only the public sector shows relentless year-on-year growth. Enlightened and inspired schemes to combat the root causes of poverty there have been none. But elaborate diktats and pronouncements tell the punters that singing rude songs about the Queen and the Pope is bad for them. So the question has to be asked: does Scotland now have the most politically correct poor people in the world?