I am not surprised to find that yet another Labour financial scandal has erupted during my absence. Our previous First Minister, Henry McLeish, was forced from office over party financial irregularities and now Jack McConnell is in deep doodoo. As a former First Minister, McLeish gets a very nice pension despite being forced out. Is McConnell next to go? Perhaps the plan is to allow all Labour MSPs to get a chance at being First Minister between now and the next election so as every one of them can retire in the manner to which they have become accustomed.