Friday 26 April 2002

M. Le Pen continues to cause chaos among the "unco guid". The irony is that Margo MacDonald is one of the Nationalists' more left-wing MSPs. As the Scotsman reported this morning, SNP leader John Swinney's put-down of Margo may well be to do with a plan to replace her with a more conventional candidate in time for next year's election. Perhaps Swinney should listen to Stagecoach's millionaire founder, Brian Souter, who yesterday called the Scottish cabinet "university agitators". Margo, on the other hand, used to work in a bar. Scottish voters spend more time in bars than in universities.

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