MSP in unfortunate slip of the tongue when addressing ‘cuts’

Labour's Anas Sarwar accidentally used an expletive in the Scottish Parliament.

An embarrassed MSP suffered a slip of the tongue when trying to say that a new currency in an independent Scotland would lead to “more cuts”.

Instead, Anas Sarwar asked at the Scottish Parliament: “Does the Finance Secretary, who sets the budgets of this Parliament, understand that means more c****?”

His slip of the tongue appeared to go unnoticed in the debating chamber at the time, but the Labour politician quickly took to Twitter to set the record straight.

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He tweeted: “I meant CUTS! CUTS!

“I really hope my mum wasn’t watching…

“I have just sent what must be a pretty unique email to the Official Report to clarify!”

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Shortly after Mr Sarwar’s mistake, fellow Scottish Labour member Alex Rowley also suffered the same awkward fate, stuttering out the expletive.

Speaking in a debate about the air departure tax, Mr Rowley said: “We’ve got to recognise that as we address the climate c*** crisis…”

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Mr Sarwar retweeted a video clip of Mr Rowley’s verbal stumble with the comment: “It’s infectious!”