I travel on the train from Falkirk to Edinburgh and often bump into MSPs. last week the Tomster was on the train facing me – although he tried to cover his face with the Herald to maintain anonymity (he’s much shorter in real life than you’d imagine).
This morning, SNP MSP Stewart Stevenson (host of the most bouffant hairstyle in the Scottish parliament) sat in front of me merrily reading the Justice committee draft report into the Scottish fingerprint service (ie the Shirley McKie report). Can I suggest to Mr Stevenson that if he wishes to keep the contents of the report secret he should be more careful in future and not sit holding the pages in the middle of the aisle while sitting at a table seat, sighing and tutting and occasionally nodding (and what was so boring about the page with detailed quotes that he simply glanced at it before putting it to one side)? Lawyers are told to be careful with confidential material on trains. Perhaps MSPs could be similarly advised.