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April 25, 2012

SeanMcP Blogfeast

I was very sorry to hear today of the death of Stephen Maxwell. He was one who I came across during my most active days in the SNP, around the time he was elected as councillor in Wester Hailes in Edinburgh. A leading light in the party and with a formidable intellect, it was almost inevitable he would be one of those hunted out of the party for being members of the 79 Group. His later work – in the SCVO and with the Independence Convention only served to reinforce that early knowledge that here was an intelligence, an emotional intelligence, that would have served the party and the country well. Like all the best politicians, he was motivated not by personal gain, but by what was best for the people and the nation. Had he won the party leadership after the resignation of William Wolfe. I don’t think there’s…

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