Henry the rare

Hugh Henry is one of those rarities in Scottish Labour ranks, a hardworking and conscientious professional politician – undoubtedly the reason he suffered so many of his local “comrades” plotting against him that he gave up being the last competent leader Renfrewshire Council ever had for the comparable sanity of Holyrood.

He should be the last to be pensioned off so Jim Murphy can play at being working- class Scots after a lifetime of aspiring to be a Hampstead- set Englander.

Mark Boyle

Linn Park Gardens