No way back for shamed PRO Marr

A chief press aide for the Scottish Labour Party who has resigned after allegedly calling First Minister Alex Salmond a ‘c**t’ is not expected to carry on working in political PR.

Matthew Marr, chief press aide to Wendy Alexander, has issued an apology for his behaviour at the Scottish Politician of the Year Awards last Thursday.

It is claimed that he also ­ranted, ‘I hate the f***ing middle classes’ and greeted a fellow guest with the ­question, ‘Is that your bird, then?’.

A Labour Party insider said: ‘I think he’ll go into something outside politics. He probably won’t go back into the political front line.’

Marr had been in the role for only six weeks, after working in the press office at Glasgow City Council. He could not be reached for comment as PRWeek went to press.

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