The old school
Gerry, as he is universally known, had popped in to say hello because it was the current council's last meeting. Relaxed as ever, he referred to the "tricky wee problems" facing his department and added. "Under New Labour, of course, we don't have tricky wee problems; we have tricky wee challenges."
Not that he cares. Being of the Mary Rose vintage, he retires next October.