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ref date:4 Apr 2001 (ECON)
Foot in McLeishs mouth

With Scottish tourism set to go the same way as its mining and shipyard industries, Henry McLeish on his visit to the 'Tartan day' celebration in the USA said

"You (Americans)are our largest market for our biggest industry. You spend 240m a year in our country. Without going into Scottish stereotypes, we very much welcome American visitors to Scotland and welcome the contribution they make to our economy." This man cannot read reports obviously

Whilst tourism in Scotland is a BIG industry and whilst the foot and mouth disease outbreak there is VERY limited and whilst beef in Scotland has zero BSE (unlike England) - Oil and Gas are where we make our money - except Westminster says that revenue belongs to England....