ref date:18 Jan 1998 (WBA)
more labour election sleaze
Labours sleaze reached a new level
today when a non labour party member was allowed to sit and pick prospective
Labour party candidates who will tow the London line and continue to subdue Scottish
Nigel Smith, a businessman from Glasgow, accepted the job.
Mike Russell, the SNP's chief executive, said: "Those of us
who have admired the role Nigel Smith has played in the
constitutional campaign find it surprising that he has chosen to
prop up the crumbling edifice of Labour's credibility rather
than seek to take part in the parliament to express some of the
business concerns that at one time he seemed keen on."