The minister responsible for the fire service in Scotland has resigned after claims he described striking firefighters as "fascist bastards".Note that:
It was reported that he said: "We must not give into the bastards. These people aren't socialists, they're protectionists, they're fascists - the kind of people who supported Mussolini."It is sad to think that a man with a doctorate fails to realise that fascists are socialists and that socialists are protectionists.
I suspect that Dr Simpson will be merely the first political victim of the firefighters' strike.