Posted on Feb 11, 2015

    Scotland's Political Leaders Mock Tory Fundraiser By Arranging To Go Shoe-Shopping Together For Charity

    "Did someone mention shoe-shopping?" H/T The Guardian.

    Scotland's political leaders have agreed on Twitter to go shoe-shopping together for charity.

    Observer columnist Kevin McKenna was ribbing the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson, about the Tories auctioning a "shoe-shopping with Theresa May" experience, as revealed by BuzzFeed News.

    @KevinMcKenna63 @valmcdermid it would have to be a pretty bargain basement fundraiser for me to raffle myself as a prize, right enough!

    Ruth Davidson MSP@RuthDavidsonMSPFollow

    @KevinMcKenna63 @valmcdermid it would have to be a pretty bargain basement fundraiser for me to raffle myself as a prize, right enough!

    5:33 PM - 10 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    McKenna then laid down the gauntlet and asked if Davidson would go shoe-shopping to raise money for childrens' charity Clyde Cash for Kids.

    @KevinMcKenna63 @LindaFSemple @valmcdermid Always happy to help out a charity, but I warn you I am a rubbish shopper. Sulky like a teen.

    Ruth Davidson MSP@RuthDavidsonMSPFollow

    @KevinMcKenna63 @LindaFSemple @valmcdermid Always happy to help out a charity, but I warn you I am a rubbish shopper. Sulky like a teen.

    7:15 PM - 10 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    It didn't take long for Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, to get in on it.

    @KevinMcKenna63 @RuthDavidsonMSP @LindaFSemple @valmcdermid did someone mention shoe shopping??

    Nicola Sturgeon@NicolaSturgeonFollow

    @KevinMcKenna63 @RuthDavidsonMSP @LindaFSemple @valmcdermid did someone mention shoe shopping??

    7:27 PM - 10 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Although Davidson thinks Sturgeon might be slightly more into shoe-shopping than Davidson is.

    @NicolaSturgeon @KevinMcKenna63 @LindaFSemple @valmcdermid I fear this is more your métier than mine - can I take someone trainer shopping?

    Ruth Davidson MSP@RuthDavidsonMSPFollow

    @NicolaSturgeon @KevinMcKenna63 @LindaFSemple @valmcdermid I fear this is more your métier than mine - can I take someone trainer shopping?

    7:30 PM - 10 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Scottish Labour deputy leader Kezia Dugdale accepted the invitation.

    @NicolaSturgeon @KevinMcKenna63 @RuthDavidsonMSP @patrickharvie @willie_rennie @clydecashforkid only if we all go together

    Kezia Dugdale@kdugdalemspFollow

    @NicolaSturgeon @KevinMcKenna63 @RuthDavidsonMSP @patrickharvie @willie_rennie @clydecashforkid only if we all go together

    7:52 PM - 10 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Finally, Scottish Lib Dems leader Willie Rennie said he was happy to take part in his long-term hobby of shoe-shopping.

    @KevinMcKenna63 @kdugdalemsp @NicolaSturgeon @RuthDavidsonMSP @clydecashforkid happy to help. Shoe shopping has long been a hobby of mine.

    Willie Rennie@willie_rennieFollow

    @KevinMcKenna63 @kdugdalemsp @NicolaSturgeon @RuthDavidsonMSP @clydecashforkid happy to help. Shoe shopping has long been a hobby of mine.

    12:44 PM - 11 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Jamie Ross is a Scotland reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Edinburgh.

    Contact Jamie Ross at jamie.ross@buzzfeed.com.

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