A few wee words.

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Today was our SNP MP candidate Phil Boswell’s candidate adoption afternoon, and it was great to see so many people give up their Sunday afternoon to come along and support him and the campaign in Coatbridge, Chryston, and Bellshill.

I was asked to say a few words at the event, so I thought I would share my speech here. Well, this is the speech I was supposed to deliver, but I forgot a wee bit at the end as I was delivering from memory…

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Knowing Jim, knowing Ruth; Aha!

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I saw a chart earlier based on online responses to the Leaders’ Debate that was shown on BBC One Scotland this evening.  The debate was between Nicola Sturgeon of the SNP, Ruth Davidson of the Scottish Conservatives, Jim Murphy of Scottish labour, Patrick Harvie from the Scottish Green Party, Scottish Liberal Democrat Willie Rennie; and rather unfortunately for anyone watching, UKIP’s David Coburn.

Unsurprisingly, Nicola Sturgeon topped the chart with the most positive responses whilst David Coburn was placed last.

What I did find surprising, at least at first, was the fact that Scottish Labour’s Jim Murphy placed behind Ruth Davidson.  A Tory received a higher positive response than someone from Labour in Scotland.  Just think about that for a second…

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