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Call of the Wilde

It was in his latter days at Rangers that Barry Ferguson demonstrated his love of literature by having an Oscar Wide quote tattooed on his arm to wit; “Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future”.

My friend Iain, known round these parts as Glade Rover has been in touch to suggest another Wilde quote (as he sipped champagne on his deathbed) to sum up things down Govan way:

“Alas, I am dying beyond my means.”



Alexander the Second?

Ah it doesn’t take long for the news to overtake the humble blogger.

It seems that Eric Joyce has been charged with assault and released on police bail.

This was after Joyce was earlier suspended from the Labour Party pending the outcome.

Johann Lamont it is who’s in charge of Scottish Labour MPs and MSPs and here is Johann shortly after she made the decision to suspend the hon. member.

Johann Lamont

Apologies, there seems to be some sort of error here. A picture of Labour Chief Whip Rosie Winterton has appeared instead of Johann Lamont.

For the avoidance of doubt it is Ms Lamont who has responsibility for all Scottish MPs and MSPs and not Ms Wintterton or Mr Milipede.

Just who is the most odious man in Scotland?

I’m thinking a man associated with a once proud, but now bankrupt Scottish institution with an extremely uncertain future. A man who has had no shame in accumulating wealth in a web of complicated financial dealing at others expense and who cannot seem to be contacted by anyone.

Police are currently studying events and prosecutors wait with bated breath.

Yes I’m talking about Eric Joyce.

"You're claimed ya bashtart"

He was the first MP to accumulate £1 million in expenses.

When his expenses claim of £200,000 in 2010 raised eyebrows, he hit back claiming that middle class voters were hypocrites, branding them liars, racists, drunkards and even paedophiles.

The Falkirk MP previously spent the night in a police cell a couple of years ago having been caught driving over the drink driving limit and was subsequently banned from driving.

On Wednesday night he apparently administered some old fashioned Scots rough and tumble (A Glesca kiss and Falkirk fist) to Conservative Stuart Andrew in the Strangers Bar at the House of Commons.

Thankfully Mr Andrew, described in reports as the “Pudsey MP” doesn’t seem too badly injured.