Tom Haggis

With a less than subtle re-branding going on, anyone would think blogging MP Tom Harris was in the running for a new job. Though having lost an early bet as the first MP to declare his support for David Miliband, Harris is hardly at the top of Ed’s promotion list. Hence why Guido doesn’t buy the line that the Glasgow MP is only in the running to be the leader of the Scottish Labour Party in order to “flush out the big beasts”…

With a thickening up of his dulcet Scottish tones and a return to the blogging world, it looks like Harris’s luke-warm declaration has piqued some interest where it matters – donors. The Scotsman reported over the weekend that Harris is in line for a “sizeable” donation from a yet to be named Scottish businessman. However it’s going to take more than just the new Saltire Twitter photo to pull this off…




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