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The former Labour MP for Linlithgow Tam Dalyell has died
A family statement says the parliamentary veteran,
who spent 43 years as an MP, died after a short illness.
In these days of complaints about identikit politicians, Tam Dalyell
Not many Labour MPs could boast that they had their own
pride of peacocks living in their back garden.
A 17th-century castle overlooking the Forth, but Tam
He went to Eton, then onto Kings College, Cambridge,
He served his National Service with the Royal Scots Guards.
One of his ancestors set up the regiment.
But the conditions experienced by the Scottish miners near his home
were one of the reasons that brought him into politics.
I founded the socialists both at home and in
Cambridge all congenial people, because I suspect I am a bit of
In 1962, he won a by-election in West Lothian and embarked on a
unique political career marked by a willingness to ask
If you are really doing your job well, and you believe in things.
I know how much effort has gone into 500...
An assiduous constituency MP, he never held
Do you regret not having been offered ministerial office?
Over a 43-year parliamentary career, he was famous for his numerous
A fully paid-up member of the Commons Awkward Squad,
he famously campaigned against Margaret Thatcher and her Government
over the sinking of the Argentinian cruiser the Belgrano in the
Ministers and the Prime Minister have told
History has many examples of perfidy and deceit.
He also campaigned against the first Gulf
War and his challenges even won the admiration of opponents.
Tam Dalyell asked the most devastating question
had answered the question had Tam Dalyell stood
It is devastating, and I have never seen anyone else do that.
He also fell out with his own party over military action.
I think going to war in Afghanistan and the bombing of
On Lockerbie, he went against conventional thought
and refused to blame the then Libyan leader
Colonel Qaddafi for sanctioning the atrocity.
But perhaps he is best known for his opposition to devolution.
We will go down a motorway to a separate state,
a journey which many others won't want to embark.
He coined the West Lothian question, concerning the
rights of Scottish MPs to vote at Westminster after devolution.
He was a lifelong opponent of the Scottish Parliament.
The difficulty is that if you have an institution that
calls itself a Parliament, they want more and more and more.
He was the most fearless and the most
independent minded member of Parliament in my lifetime and the
He also had this combination of persistence and courtesy.
He was the most relentlessly courteous politician
Like his peacocks, in life, Tam Dalyell was always
willing to ruffle feathers if he saw fit.
Well, our political correspondent Andrew Kerr has an update on some
Leading distributes, a Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale said the
labour movement had lost a giant. She said Tam Dalyell was one of the
most influential MPs, writers and thinkers of his generation. She
added that his legacy will live on in the Commons for decades. The
former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown said he was widely respected
and admired for his insight, integrity and eloquence. The First
Minister Nicola Sturgeon paid her tribute saying he was a real giant
of Scottish politics. Across the political spectrum he was admired
with the Conservative leader Ruth Davidson saying he was unique and
utterly tenacious. The Liberal Democrat leader said Tam Dalyell was
a huge political character who will leave an even bigger impression well
beyond his life. Child health in Scotland ranks among
the worst in Europe, The Royal College of Paediatrics
and Child Health says poverty remains the biggest cause and calls
on the government to take "bold" The Scottish Government says
it's making progress, Our Health Correspondent,
Lisa Summers reports. At this community centre,
this group is a valued weekly event. North Edinburgh faces problems
with poverty and deprivation but these parents are determined
to give their Is not easy and, you know,
you are working but it didn't work out and
now you are pregnant. The report looks at child health
across the UK and it doesn't paint a good picture
but, in Scotland, some of the statistics
are 210,000 children are living
in poverty and around 28% of In areas of deprivation,
around 30% of women continued to smoke
during pregnancy, but that figure falls
to If a mother smokes, she's been
addicted from an early age she wants to quit but she lives
on the eighth floor of a sky rise, how can
she possibly go outside
to smoke was to mock life can be compensated
for issues such as alcohol abuse, drug
abuse, drug abuse domestic abuse. Added together, these
make life very difficult for a large proportion
of The report makes a series
of recommendations including extending the smoking ban to schools
and sports field, setting targets In Parliament today,
the First Minister was challenged on why the
government wasn't doing more after ten years
in The report's view that, and I quote,
there is much that the Scottish Government
is doing to reduce there is much of Scotland that can
be celebrated and learned from. That said, I agree
with the report that there is much more required to be
done and we cannot be complacent. The government points to successes
such as tackling smoking and childcare provision so that parents
can get back to work. It says it will be
introducing a child poverty Bill, but the authors
of this report say that children have to be
at the heart of policy and decisions must
be made if we are to secure a At Holyrood, there's a new row over
whether the Scottish Parliament Our political editor
Brian Taylor has the details. At Westminster, the bill to trigger
Brexit is published. What ultranationalist MPs
will challenge that bill because there is no detail yet
in Scotland's Parliament The Scottish Secretary told Scottish
ministers there would be no Holyrood vote on that trip the bill,
but he said MSPs would asked to consent to the eventual great
repeal bill, which will undertake detailed EU
powers and return them to the UK. The purpose of the great repeal Bill
includes incorporating into Scots law the laws which
currently exist in the EU EU, there isn't a black hole
in terms of the legal vacuum. I am sure that the
parliament will want to ensure that that happens here
in Scotland, and that is one of the main reasons that it's very
important that we do get agreement The EU currently
controls issues ranging The great repeal Bill would ensure
that those laws were made in force initially by bringing them
back into UK statute, Should those powers go
back to Westminster, or should Hollywood be in charge
of issues which are Take farming, a Hollywood
power, but UK ministers are pondering whether there should
be a Common Agriculture Policy for the UK once power is
returned from Brussels. UK ministers suspect the industry
might not entirely favour Then there is the one and only
a question, the Belgian region which held up a European
trade deal with Canada. The Prime Minister has made clear
privately she doesn't want the same issue
to a rise in Brexit UK. David Mundell says that the Scottish
cup and will get new powers but Scottish
ministers are suspicious. I think Theresa May's vision
of the UK is a narrow, hard Brexit, Tory vision with everything
centralised in London. That isn't the vision
of the Scottish Government and it isn't
what the majority of Scottish people voted for, so it isn't something
we will There are policy questions
but it's also a question of The UK Government is inviting
the Scottish Parliament to talk about the details
of life of Brexit. Scottish ministers say, hang on,
that presumes we are accepting the shape, nature and
outline of Brexit itself. It's over to Judith now
with the weather forecast We had one of those beautiful days
that made you smile and indeed that were sent in by one of our weather
watchers. Look at these blue skies. Not everywhere saw those blue skies,
across a good part of the south and we had very bleak weather. Minus the
Celsius along the coast compared to what we saw in the Highlands. If you
degrees higher than what we expected, this is the earlier
satellite picture. It will be a cold night with Frost. It will be dry
across the board tomorrow with mist and fog patches through the central
lowlands, you may have to scrape your cars. Do wrap up warm.
Temperatures below freezing a land, there will be more of a breeze and
beverages will be above freezing. Wind across the Northern Isles,
lasting too much of the day. A good sunny spells on first light, and we
will see the best of the sunshine across eastern Scotland is cloud
starts to increase across western areas with a fuse box of rain into
the Western Isles. It when a fright is approaching from the Atlantic
bringing rain into Northern Ireland and the far south-west of Wales and
England. Cloudy skies hanging on generally in England but
temperatures do start to rise as we draw our weather from the Atlantic.
We could see double figures in temperatures tomorrow afternoon.
They will struggle in inland parts with two or three Celsius at best.
Though BBDO conditions further north. That weather front is the
journey across the country turning to snow over higher ground. It was
they can fight in the south and west with the north staying largely dry.
It weather front is just printing across eastern Scotland on Saturday,
but it does clear away. We will see showers with another weather front
approaching. The rain were clear on Saturday, brightening up for the
next band of showers feeds into the west and it won't be as cold as
we've seen this week. Our next update is during Breakfast
at 6:25 tomorrow morning. From everyone on the late team
here in Glasgow, goodnight.