I know very little about Steven Purcell, former leader of Glasgow City Council whose public meltdown is clearly the tip of a very slushy iceberg.
A lot of people knew about Purcell's not so secret life and did nothing. He appears to have been the subject of police investigations and there is much more that should be made public about someone who has wielded so much power and influence while, under the influence. I just cannot help thinking that his immersion in a shady hedonistic subculture, where drug taking is a fundamental part of the lifestyle, and where secrecy and favouritism is rife, is a form of corruption, and an offence against the standards of public office. Some very important people knew what was going on and stayed silent. Considering the seriousness of his drug taking, I wonder why, when the police knew of this habit, that he has not been arrested? And what of the death of a young man who apparently "worshipped" him?
Purcell has fled the country for Australia. So much for the media relations company and the fancy libel lawyers. He's frit. I wonder why? More importantly, in the murky world of the Scottish legal and political elites who protect their own at the cost of natural justice, will any truth ever come out?