SNP leader Alex Salmond, reeling from claims that he is soft-pedalling
his party's independence policy, attempted to come out fighting.
THE threat of relegation may have dissipated but Shepshed Dynamo's new manager, John Hanna, has pledged: There will be no soft-pedalling
on the run-in.
With the state government and TMC leader Mamata Banerjee soft-pedalling
on the violence, Karat's reaction appeared justified.
Back in the real world, I notice Hattie is easing herself into power as party chairman by soft-pedalling
hostility to the Iraq war and the pounds 20billion Trident replacement.
But, although Swinney is soft-pedalling
, the bottom line for the Nats is always the same - full independence.
But if you think this is some soft-pedalling
1999 version of Uncle Tom's Cabin, a sort of Harriet Beecher Stowe on speed, a cursory glance at the first page will put paid to that idea.
Ironically, it was the soft-pedalling
of SFA Disciplinary Committee chairman Chris Robinson when hearing the cases of Old Firm bosses Dick Advocaat and Kenny Dalglish that led to the outcry by refs.