Minister to withdraw: Sent 270 messages to 16-year-old

Scotland's finance minister, Derek Mackay, withdraws from his office after accusations that he should have sent 270 messages to a 16-year-old boy on social med

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
06 February 2020 Thursday 07:00
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Minister to withdraw: Sent 270 messages to 16-year-old

Scotland's finance minister, Derek Mackay, withdraws from his office after accusations that he should have sent 270 messages to a 16-year-old boy on social media.

the Messages should be sent, after the two had become friends on Facebook and Instagram.

The typing of several foreign media, including Sky News.

the Minister recognises that he has 'behaved stupidly' and apologize to the boy and 'them, as he has disappointed', writes the media.

the Withdrawal comes just a few hours before Derek Mackay to publish the government's budget for the coming year.

I spoke with the first minister (equivalent to the Danish prime minister, ed.) in last night and announced my withdrawal, with immediate effect.

- It has been a huge privilege to serve the government, and I am sorry to have disappointed my co-workers and supporters, says Mackay.

The Sun has published a long series of messages, which Mackay allegedly sent to the 16-year-old boy.

He must, among other things asked the boy, 'whether the messages are from us'.

When the boy answered in the affirmative, wrote Mackay:

- Cool. To be honest I think you are really cute.

the Switch is said to be going on for a period of six months.

the Boy's mother has according to The Sun, have called for Mackay to be removed from its state, writes Sky News.

Mackay joined as the scottish finance minister back in may of 2016.

Updated: 06.02.2020 07:00
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