Communist, socialist, trade unionist, Scottish Nationalist.
Some people just have to belong to things.
Jimmy Reid has passed away, aged 78, Methuselah-years for a working-class Govanite. A couple of things:
Some time after the sort-of successful work-in which he led at Upper Clyde Shipbuilders I saw him on the telly, may have been Question Time, one of those, anyway. What sort of society would you like to see? Was the question. Wull, see, ye've a class a weans, schoolchildren. And the teacher, up the front, sez: If a man buys ten oranges fer a poond and sells them fer ten poonds, wodduzeget? and all the children shout oot, Six months. That's the kind of society I'd like tae see.
And Tearful Tommy Sheridan, whose cock and gob and ego destroyed the Left in Jimmy Reid's Scotland. That's the other thing.