I was in parliament yesterday and after work I was sitting having a drink with our Head of Press outside the soon to be closed Tun Bar when we spotted 2 American tourists asking directions of none other than Kenny MacAskill. Yes he who has been summonsed by the rulers of the world and all other planets, the United States Senate. He had just been to the gym and was dressed appropriately so I doubt it very much but I did wonder if they realised who it was that was giving them directions.
He's not going by the way. In case you're wondering, he's not going to the States to justify himself. He has no need and why should he? It's bad enough having to kow tow to our British masters without letting the USA tell us what we can and can't do.
He seemed to be in good spirits though and I had to laugh as he told us he was meeting Charlie Reid (of Proclaimers fame) for dinner - his parting shot was "a different kind of letter from America tonight". Gaun yersel Kenny.
Politics Live - readers' edition - Friday 21 July
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