McAlpine said to have earned herself a new nickname

JOURNALIST-turned-MSP, Joan McAlpine, has apparently recently earned herself a new nickname.

It follows criticism of a column written lsst week by her in the Daily Record – her first since her return to the paper, where she used to be a features writer and a columnist.

Last week, she likened the Union between England and Scotland to an unequal marriage.

Writes Campbell Gunn, political editor of The Sunday Post, it evoked memories of “another former journalist, Dorothy Grace Elder, who was a controversial SNP MSP a few years back”.

He continues: “In fact, Joan has been nicknamed ‘Dorothy Grace Younger’.”