Alex Massie

All Aboard the Obama Bandwagon!

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I had thought that the Scottish Tories suggestion that they would invite Barack Obama to come to Scotland to collect his "Obama tartan" represented the most shameless attempt to hop aboard the Change We Can Believe In Express. But not so! Segolene Royal claims the prize:

"Yes, I inspired Barack Obama and his team copied us" He sent a team to Paris to study her "Desire for the Future" site. "He took the idea of 'win-win' and the 'citizen expert' from us." [Ms Royal said.]

[Hat-tip: Ben Smith. Translation from the French my own, rather rusty, effort.]

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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