Johnny Leaves Holywood-oops-Holyrood
Page 3 of the Berwickshire carries a rather nice picture of the Laird and Lairdess looking relaxed amongst what looks like the tropical rain forest of Paxton House. The accompanying laudatory article marks the East Lothian's MSP retirement from politics: 'From Daft young farmer to highly respected politician'
is the headline. Which of those epithets are controversial we ask ourselves? In this cynical age 'respected'and 'politician' put together amounts, normally, to an oxymoron. I will leave others to judge how apt this is in this case.
Why leave parliament I hear you ask? "I don't want to become time server and thought it was a good time for someone else to take over' Nothing apparently to do with that offer of a peerage? And what has happened to that?
Apparently JHR is now to have time to paint his garage.
I hope that happens within time and budget unlike another project the highly respected member for Lothian presided over. If not, its his cash that is at risk.