Could Paul be Game for Mastermind?
IF a Mastermind memory is an asset when mastering a brief, perhaps Jeremy Corbyn should recruit Paul Sweeney to his Shadow Cabinet. But if he is looking for an encyclopaedic knowledge of postwar Labour leaders or the life of Karl Marx, he will be disappointed by the Glasgow North East MP’s specialist subject – the BBC Scotland comedy Still Game, featuring busybody Isa, pictured. ‘I’ve pretty much memorised all the scripts,’ says Mr Sweeney, who boasts his knowledge is ‘incredibly in-depth… like what colour are Isa’s curtains in the third episode of the second series’. That could normally mean curtains for any ministerial career – except, perhaps, as a future Labour Culture Secretary.
AMONG Scottish Enterprise’s more unwise investments was the £635,000 it put into the photo-sharing website Blipfoto. Accounts reveal the money was written off as Blipfoto was ‘unable to attract the required user numbers’. Surely the fact Brexit Secretary Mike Russell is among Blipfoto’s most high profile picture posters is unrelated to its unpopularity?