Thursday, 10 April 2008


From Drumlanrig, "Pat McFadden, the Paisley-born Post Offices minister, has an unusual middle name – Bosco. He omits to mention the name in Dod's, the main parliamentary directory, but it does appear in Wikipedia. However, the website link to Bosco leads to a piece about an Irish TV cartoon character, popular in the 1970s and 1980s. The website describes Bosco as "a small red-haired puppet with bright red cheeks and indeterminate gender". The puppet lives in a box and only leaves it to go to on trips to the zoo or a local factory. But, just to clear up any confusion, Drumlanrig can reveal that although McFadden shares the puppet's ginger colouring, his Catholic parents named him after Saint John Bosco – an Italian priest."

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