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Friday, January 06, 2006

I've got ginger hair, admits Kennedy

Charles Kennedy, the Liberal Democrat leader, tonight publicly admitted what had become an open secret in the Westminster village: "I have a problem, and that problem is ginger hair." The 46-year old stunned Westminster in a bid to quell the growing tide of gossip about his personal life, and his political future. In an emotional statement before a hastily-assembled group of reporters, Kennedy further admitted he'd sought the answer in a bottle, before asking for professional help.

"I learned the hard way of the need to face up to this medical problem, one that is dealt with successfully by many others on a daily basis," he said. "I chose not to acknowledge it publicly before in this way because, if at all possible, I wanted to overcome it privately."
Ginger hair, though far less prevalent than in earlier times, still affects a substantial minority of Mr Kennedy's fellow Scots. As yet, however, there is no cure.