Nicola Sturgeon and the Daily Mail hosted a drinks reception for journalists last night. The unholy alliance included speeches from the First Minister and Scottish Daily Mail political editor Alan Roden. Roden recounted a fashion show he had covered at the Scottish parliament which had involved Sturgeon as one of the models, and two Mail correspondents covering it, while Sturgeon teased the journalist for asking so many questions about her shoes that she had begun to wonder whether he was less interested in writing about them and more interested in buying them.
She then handed Roden a sewing kit so he could fix a pair of split trousers. ‘Can you do it for me?’ he asked, jokingly, as Sturgeon threw the pack to him. ‘I’m sure I do,’ the First Minister replied sharply with a roll of her eyes.