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April 25, 2012


As a politician of 13 years experience in both parliaments and having demonstrated in that time that she is no numpty, the current Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland Margaret Curran MP should be able to hold her own. That she can mix it with the best of them was demonstrated in the feisty campaign she ran in the Glasgow East by-election in 2008—losing narrowly to John Mason before digging in and achieving a thumping turnaround in the subsequent 2010 general election.

A disappointment, then, when interviewed in London today along with Stewart Hosie MP on the matter of the now-double-dip recession that, instead of finding common cause with the SNP to declaim Osbo’s flawed economics that have led us into a £1 trillion deficit and no recovery in sight, Ms Curran chose tangential-attack-dog mode instead. Far from finding common cause, she fixated on an irrelevant question whether MSPs can…

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