Wings Over Scotland '˜to sue ex-Labour aide over Clinton bet'

A pro-independence blogger has launched a legal action against a former Labour aide to Tony Blair over an alleged unpaid bet.

Hillary Clinton lost out in the recent US presidential election to Donald Trump. Picture: Getty.

Stuart Campbell, who posts online as Wings over Scotland, has began civil court proceedings to recover $100 from John McTernan, a political analyst and pollster.

The duo had clashed on social media over the recent US presidential election won by Donald Trump.

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Campbell suggested whichever candidate McTernan backed would inevitably lose.

He wrote: “Nobody has ever been as doomed as Hillary Clinton is now #McTernanPredicts.”

Mr McTernan offered the $100 stake in response, to which Campbell replied: “You do everything in dollars now, John? By November that could be £500. But at today’s exchange rate of £76, you’re on.”

“It’s shocking that I’ve had to do this,” Campbell told The Scottish Sun.

“John McTernan’s dignity and honour are clearly about as substantial as his skills as a political analyst.”

The bet was agreed in several tweets posted in the summer.

Campbell from Bath, Somerset, is now reportedly chasing £101 — including £25 for lodging a claim — through the English courts.

Mr McTernan has been approached for comment.