Scotch frisky: top politician quits after steamy texts to teen boy
Once he was Nicola Sturgeon’s heir apparent. Now the 42-year-old is in the wilderness after online seduction attempt
The Scottish finance minister tipped to be Nicola Sturgeon’s successor was forced to resign on Thursday morning after admitting telling a schoolboy that he was “cute” while bombarding him with 270 online messages.
Scottish National Party (SNP) MSP Derek Mackay, 42, invited the 16-year-old boy out for dinner in private messages on social media over a period of six months after contacting him out of the blue.
In one conversation, the top SNP politician asked: “Are our chats between us?” before telling the teenager: “I think you are really cute.” ..