Jack McConnell is usually a sure footed politician, but his decision to back Trinidad and Tobago instead of England seems to be backfiring on him, after the Carnoustie Golf Resort lost an important booking after Jack McConnell’s remarks about who he would be supporting at the World Cup. All a bit handbags at dawn. But the reality of Scottish hospitality may have been temporarily obscured by what was nothing more than a bit of populist grandstanding on the Scottish version of the English Question. Tourism is worth £4 Billion a year to Scotland.
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