It’s always sensible to be gracious in victory. Which perhaps explains why Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP’s deputy leader, said this in reaction to Wendy Alexander’s resignation:
“While Wendy Alexander has been the author of own misfortune, there can be no doubt that the information on her illegal campaign donation could only have come from within the inner circles of the Labour Party.
“Decay from within is characteristic of the decline of the New Labour project, and Wendy Alexander’s resignation is a symptom of this wider malaise.”
Would it have been expecting too much for her to have expressed some human feeling for her parliamentary colleague, some basic respect, even?
Reminds me of Alex Salmond’s well-judged announcement to SNP conference in 2005 that Mike Watson had been sentenced to 16 months in prison. Oh, how the delegates clapped and cheered!
What a lovely bunch of human beings.