Trouble is afoot for the Beattie Media team aiming to bring the
2008 European football championships to Scotland. First Minister Jack
McConnell is seemingly not as easily convinced of the bid's merits as
his predecessor Henry McLeish.
Scottish Nationalist party spokesperson Irene McGugan told The Scotsman
this week: 'He (McConnell) seems to be looking for an excuse to scupper
the Euro 2008 bid.'
McConnell's apparent lack of support for the bid is ironic given his
former spell as a lobbyist for Beattie.