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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.

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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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