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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

Izzy Lyons

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.” ..

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