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What is it about the Celts that makes them so attractive to the Transport Salaried Staffs Association? For years Invernessian David Mackenzie was the TSSA general secretary and I often heard him described as a ''bonnie fighter.'' No matter how heated the discussion, Dave never lost his soft lilting perfect Queen's English accent. Indeed, it was almost hypnotic at the negotiating table.
Sad to say the wee Scot has. been forced to retire on health grounds. But the negotiating meetings of TSSA will continue to be hypnotised by the soft accents of another Celt.
At an election last week, Tom Jenkins, brother of Clive -of the less soft accent (well, there's an exception to every rule) beat acting general secretary Tom Bradley MP into second place with a majority of 6,500 votes. It seems as if you've got to have that tongue to make it at TSSA.