Scotland’s Cartel Politics

Coll McCail

Coll McCail

The resignation of high-profile politicians is generally precipitated by scandal, electoral defeat, or political crisis. This has long been the case in Holyrood. Henry Mcleish remains Scotland’s shortest-serving First Minister having quit amidst ‘Officegate’ in 2001. Jack McConnell resigned after he lost the 2007 Scottish election to Alex Salmond, who himself left Bute House after… Read More


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