Neil Findlay MSP (M Star Nov 2) claims that "it is a very good thing" that a third of the Scottish Labour group have had what he calls traditional working-class jobs.
here certainly isn't a link between the kinds of jobs he lists and struggling for the working class, traditional or otherwise.
He must know that there is not one mention of class in the 2011 Scottish Labour manifesto, although it's got a whole section devoted to supporting business.
Could there be a neater illustration of the danger of assuming that a background in heavy manual jobs will equip politicians with the willingness and ability to struggle for socialism?
Whether our leaders have been plumbers, painters or professors matters much less than whether they're able and willing to fight for all working people against a system which robs us of the fruits of our labour.