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ref date:24 Mar 1999 (EDU)
Labour MP goes independent and blasts Liddell

(Current Labour) MP Dennis Canavan was rejected from Labour's approved list of candidates for election to the Scottish parliament as Blair tried to keep YES men (NO to independence) ONLY on that list.

Dennis said of Labours lead spin doctress and tantamount blackmailer of teachers "If you survive the plot to try to stop you from becoming Secretary of State for Scotland, will you please remember that it is not the job of politicians to tell teachers how to teach? So will you please not give in to the temptation to go strutting around Scotland, hectoring and handbagging Scottish teachers like some new Labour version of Margaret Thatcher?"