Alex Massie

Stop press: Labour numpty* stumbles upon truth!

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So, as expected Jack McConnell has resigned as leader of the Scottish Labour Party. A friend emails me the best, most accurate (albeit unintentionally so) reaction to this news:

"Let's remember where he took this party from to where it is now and I think that's a great contribution not just for the Labour party but also for Scotland."

Since McConnell inherited a party in power and leaves it in opposition, this is, for once, something Andy Kerr - Mr McConnell's Finance Minister - and I can agree on.

Of course, the proof that Scotland needed a political revolution is found in the words "Finance Minister Andy Kerr".

*A clown, a buffoon, someone who makes exasperating mistakes, misses open goals, shoots self in foot etc. Generally a clod and an idiot. Much beloved Scots word, adaptable to almost any social situation save meeting Royalty.

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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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