Category Archives: politics

Bendy Wendy bows out

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Wendy Alexander has resigned as leader of Scottish Labour. This is the right decision not because of any donation nonsense but because she’s an uncharismatic policy wonk.Very bright and all that but she doesn’t have ingredient X.

Labour now need to find a leader with brains *and* people skills, someone who can match Salmond and Sturgeon on the intellectual and rhetorical level.

Sadly for Labour, there’s no-one matching that description on their benches…


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Pia out of the frying pan

Mad propz (as teh young peeple say) to my old mucker Simon Pia who has landed a plum job as chief spinmeister to Wendy Alexander. He is only her third media spokesman in six months so the impressively begubbed one has been positively restrained of late.

The key fact about Simon is that he is a devoted follower of the poet-warriors in green and white who grace this earth under the name Hibernian Football Club. Quite how his experience of this once great Scottish institution brought to the brink of extinction by desperately poor leadership will relate to the Scottish Labour Party I have no idea.


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