I'm definitely getting old. We now have a Scottish secretary who looks younger than my own offspring and I've never heard of him until now. He's only been a name on election results.
Danny Alexander, 37, has been the MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey since 2005. Five years as an MP qualifies you to command a nation these days. How times have changed.
He's a career politician. He has no knowledge of business having worked for the lies of the Britain in Europe campaign and the Cairngorm National Park. His claim to fame could well be that he's very acquaint with government grants and he thinks Europe is the bees knees.
Allegedly he was responsible for the libdem's election manifesto which stated that the libdems wished to abolish the post of Scottish secretary. I heard him on Newsnight Scotland last night, attempting to justify the policy by saying the libdems wanted an office for all the devolved parliaments/assemblies, which would mean amalgamating four offices into one. Will he give up Dover House after Jim Murphy's expensive refurb? Not in the now confirmed five year term of this parliament. I mean, who would want to leave such luxury?
It will be interesting to see how the relative unknown Mr Alexander copes with Alex Salmond and now of course the labour party. He isn't renowned for being a warm person. Maybe it's time he upped his temperature because he'll need to be on form.