Friday, September 28, 2007

Bill Hughes

There was an amusing gaffe in the Scottish Parliament yesterday when First Minister Alex Salmond referred to the industrialist Bill Hughes as if he'd left us some time ago. The Herald has a full account of the exchanges.

Bill Hughes didn't quite draw up the structure of Scottish Enterprise on the back of a cigarette packet; he was chairman of Grampian Holdings and a leader of the CBI in Scotland when he bypassed the Scottish Secretary (Malcolm Rifkind) and presented Margaret Thatcher with his scheme to solve Scottish unemployment by reforming the SDA.


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