What’s worse, they’re old messages. One says that Rupert Murdoch is just another businessman. A second runs that shouting the word “jobs” is an answer to every question. A third has it that dubious behaviour by critics excuses your own foibles.
The last message on the Salmond spiritual voice mail actually has merit. Where Murdoch is concerned, all parties are in a damp pit staring towards the moral high ground.
True, but irrelevant.
As an excuse, it won’t preserve the First Minister for much longer.