9th July 1999 at 01:00
Tommy Sheridan is another MSP whose indignation knows no bounds. The regional member for Glasgow demanded to know why poverty had increased since Labour came to power in 1997 - with the number of pupils on free meals in Glasgow up from 37 per cent then to 43 per cent now. Frank McAveety, an old foe from Glasgow City Chambers days who is now deputy minister for communities, dismissed this familiar refrain as "the single transferable speech".

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