Ears pricked when i heard the mention of - wait for it - the UN Millenium Summit and the 8 UN Millenium Development Goals, being introduced on Newsnight about half an hour ago.
Having spent many hours stewing over the brief for the Millenium Promise Competition on this here site and researching into the cause I couldn't help but listen intently to the piece.
For those of you unacquainted with Scottish media, Newsnight Scotland, that replaces the final 20 minutes of the london-centric Newsnight for Scottish viewers, is a BBC news analysis prgoramme in which, through ruthless interviewing styles, viewers can learn more about current issues within the country as well as international affairs relating to devolved Scotland.
Don't let the diminutive size of this land fool you. These people love their politics - well, not so much the voting part. Small it might be but, as with countless other small nations, patriotism runs high and with nationalists now in power some consider we have triggered a chain of events that will lead to independance from the UK.
Small nations love to feel important. Its understandable. The G8 Summit in Gleneagles has affirmed this and rightfully so. The Scottish people cling to this as anything that panders to this need - kind of like England's determination that it has a world class football side becuase of its World Cup victory in 1966. Nine out of ten of the Scottish National Party's core support will, when debating the Union (with England that is) w...