Could someone, somewhere please let Mr Coburn know what system of voting we have in Scotland, and explain that it has no first and second preferences.
Well to be fair they did suggest that Education Standards Inspectors might have been asked to take on the responsibility for looking at how the building was constructed. I can just imagine the scene.
"Well, Rector, having spent the day in the school looking at the standard of the Latin teaching and pupil attainment, I can say that I am very satisfied with what I see. Your pupils have a good grasp of vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation.
"I'm rather concerned though, that when I crawled around your basement I was unable to see any trace of the ties that are supposed to join outer and inner walls together. Of course, my degree is in Classics and whilst I can claim to have a good handle on the use of the subjunctive mood in Latin, I'm afraid that I had no idea what I was supposed to be looking for down there, so maybe you'd like to get a second opinion, but I fear that, interea, I have no choice but to condemn your building and order you to evacuate it immediately."
Mr Coburn is a corker. He apparently wants to get people first or indeed second preferences. "I think we are getting a lot of second preferences from not only Labour voters but also SNP and disgruntled Conservatives that are opposed to the European Union."