also managed a zinger against the fringe’s host, the Scottish Police Federation. The coppers’ union usually ambushes justice secretaries at these events, but decided to lay off Mr Yousaf after getting a 6.5% pay rise. “It’s no less than they deserve,” he told them. “It’s less than we deserve,” joked SPF general secretary Calum Steele. At which Mr Yousaf shot back: “That means your negotiating skills aren’t very good then.” Ooft. Truncheoned.