Frank McAveety, a Labour MSP, was heard making comments about a woman attending a Scottish Parliament committee meeting he was chairing.
He remarked of the “girl in the second row” that she was “Dark and Dusky. We’ll maybe put a wee word out for her. She’s very attractive, nice, very nice, very slim. The heat’s getting to me.”
The Clerk whom he was talking to remains – quite prudently, in hindsight – silent, but McAveety continues.
“She’s got that Filipino look – you know, the kind you’d see in a Gauguin painting. There’s a wee bit of culture.”
Quite inappropriate remarks for the convener of the petitions committee to make, one feels, and he has been made to resign because of it. But one can’t help feel that for his eloquence and his ‘cultural comparisons’ alone, he perhaps deserved something of a reprieve.
A video packed full of fun and joviality that we thought it worth sharing with. And, let’s be honest, we all wish that something like this had happened at one point during our own school days.
In March the Amesbury CD launch in aid of CRY materialised into a fantasmagorical tour de force for the school. Months of hard work, planning and preparation on behalf of the Amesbury staff and pupils and Hugh Goldsmith’s team came to fruition.
The video was made by pupils at Amesbury School in Surrey to raise awareness of Cardiac Risk in the Young (C.R.Y).
The video can be purchased here http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/boys-and-girls-single/id364996125 with all proceeds going to C.R.Y.