This wonderful piece of graffiti has appeared on the wall of Dover House, the Whitehall base of the now defunct Scotland Office (credit to the Scotsman
diary - no link available to this item). Translated from the Gaelic we get:
"Farewell, Stalin's Granny."Stalin's Granny
was coined as a nickname for Helen Liddell who has recently been removed from the position of Secretary of State for Scotland. According to the Helen Liddell Fan Pages
, nepotism is not exactly unknown in her part of the world:
For example, of the 21 councillors, as many as 5 had no relatives at all as council employees. The remaining 16 only had a total of 68 relatives between them as council employees.
So "Granny" has gone; it's a pity that Stalin's grandson, uncle, father, daughter-in-law and all too many cousins still infest the smoke-filled-rooms of Scottish politics.