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Scottish finance minister resigns for chatting with teenagers

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Scottish Finance Minister Derek Mackay resigned today. The politician of the Scottish National Party (SNP) was drawing the consequences of attempts to flirt with a 16-year-old boy on the Internet. Mackay should have presented the budget of the regional government today, this task now fell to his deputy.

As the „Scottish Sun“ reported today, Mackay has sent the boy around 270 messages via Facebook and Instagram since last summer. Among other things, he admitted to the teenager that he found him „cute“ and offered to invite him to a rugby game in the stadium. Even though he was clear about the boy’s age.

„I take full responsibility for my actions. I was acting stupid and I’m really sorry, ”said the 42-year-old politician. Mackay was already a hot candidate to succeed Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The SNP is working to separate Scotland from Great Britain.