Tuesday, 16 September 2008

The influential Tavish Scott

I see Tavish Scott has been named as the 33rd most influential Liberal Democrat, one place ahead of former UK party leader Menzies Campbell and two ahead of his Welsh counterpart Mike German.

To be honest, I think the Telegraph was playing fast and loose with the word "influential" in that poll. I mean... can anyone name 50 Lib Dems?

Still, 33rd is a pretty poor show for Mr Scott. Fair enough, he's only been leader of the party for a few weeks.
I suppose it could be worse...


Anonymous,  16 September 2008 at 15:00  

Do I detect a subtext here? Is it possible that you're trying to send a "poor wee us; they don't care about us" signal?

Malc 16 September 2008 at 15:30  

I have no idea what you are talking about.

I'm not a Lib Dem.

Anonymous,  16 September 2008 at 16:02  

OK, I'll take the bait...

That the leader of the Scottish Lib Dems should only be seen as the 33rd most influential Lib Dem might be interpreted by some as indicative of the lowly status of his position within the UK party.

Was that at the back of your mind?

Malc 16 September 2008 at 21:12  

I can honestly saw that it wasn't. All I'm saying is that for Tavish, its a bit of a slap in the face. For there to be 32 Lib Dems ahead of him... I'm not sure HE could even name another 32 Lib Dems.

Maybe I'm being unfair to the guy - he has only been leader for 5 minutes. Guess we can spin it a positive way if you want - 33rd isn't bad for a relatively unknown Shetlander...

BellgroveBelle 16 September 2008 at 23:03  

That's hilarious. Well found!

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