Commenting on Fiona Hyslop's visit to China, Scottish Liberal Democrat Shadow Education Spokesperson Jeremy Purvis MSP said:
“No-one would deny the need for there to be close links on education policy between Scotland and China, but Fiona Hyslop’s visit is wholly inappropriate given the international concerns expressed over the current situation in Tibet.
“It jars that a Scottish minister seems to be content with ignoring international concern and only making glib comments on human rights issue for the benefit of the Scottish press, whilst at the same time leaders such as President Sarkozy have a much clearer stance.
“We called on the Scottish Government to postpone the visit during this sensitive time and we have been proved correct given the recent powerful demonstrations around the world.”
This rightly backs up the previous comments of Tavish Scott MSP and it is a position that I took in my recent post.