Why MSP Richard took to his heels

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - News -

SCOT­TISH Labour leader Richard Leonard has an un­for­tu­nate habit of bounc­ing on his heels when he be­comes ag­i­tated in the Holy­rood cham­ber. Even more un­for­tu­nate for him, MSPs on Tory and Lib Dem benches have no­ticed this and have taken to mim­ick­ing him by bounc­ing on their seats in fits of gig­gles. Labour col­leagues are un­sure whether to now nick­name their leader Tig­ger, of Win­nie the Pooh fame. Of course it could be worse – given the state of the party, they could plump for Eey­ore. PEEVED when a Tory MSP de­nied him an in­ter­ven­tion in the Holy­rood Brexit de­bate, Labour fire­brand Neil Find­lay de­manded to know why Tories were afraid of ques­tions from ‘a brick­layer, a used-car sales­man and a Lib­eral Demo­crat’. At this, the SNP’s Gil Pater­son, of Gil Mo­tor Fac­tors, snapped: ‘I don’t sell cars.’ To be fair to brick­layer Mr Find­lay, few at Holy­rood know what Mr Pater­son does out­side pol­i­tics, as no­body yet has worked out what he does in­side it.

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