An embarrassed MSP suffered a slip of the tongue when trying to say that a new currency in an independent Scotland would lead to “more cuts”.
Instead, Anas Sarwar asked at the Scottish Parliament: “Does the Finance Secretary, who sets the budgets of this Parliament, understand that means more c****?”
His slip of the tongue appeared to go unnoticed in the debating chamber at the time, but the Labour politician quickly took to Twitter to set the record straight.
— David Clegg (@davieclegg) May 8, 2019
He tweeted: “I meant CUTS! CUTS!
“I really hope my mum wasn’t watching…
“I have just sent what must be a pretty unique email to the Official Report to clarify!”
I meant CUTS! CUTS! I really hope my mum wasn’t watching…I have just sent what must be a pretty unique email to the Official Report to clarify! 🙈🙈🙈
— Anas Sarwar (@AnasSarwar) May 8, 2019
Shortly after Mr Sarwar’s mistake, fellow Scottish Labour member Alex Rowley also suffered the same awkward fate, stuttering out the expletive.
Speaking in a debate about the air departure tax, Mr Rowley said: “We’ve got to recognise that as we address the climate c*** crisis…”
Mr Sarwar retweeted a video clip of Mr Rowley’s verbal stumble with the comment: “It’s infectious!”