Following on from Alex Johnstone's ungentlemanly comments directed towards Jackie Baillie, our First Minister managed to escape censure for this ungallant exchange with Annabel Goldie during First Minister's Questions:
Annabel Goldie (West of Scotland) (Con):
I endorse the congratulations to Scotland's rugby players on winning the Calcutta cup. I tell them to be of good heart, as every time Scotland has won the grand slam it has been under a Conservative Government. There is not long to wait, boys.
The First Minister (Alex Salmond):
I am pondering which position Annabel Goldie is lining herself up for in the Scottish rugby team.
That is a matter of private interest but not something that I would ever discuss with the First Minister.
Alex! My goodness man! Let's keep things civil at the very least, especially at FMQs of all places...!