Brendan O’Hara MP leads tribute to former Rangers manager in Parliament
Earlier this week I led a debate in the House of Commons on the life of former Rangers and Scotland manager Walter Smith.
As I said in my speech. even though Walter’s success at Rangers was often a source of personal angst for me, what we can all agree on is that whether through tears of joy or tears of sorrow, he enjoyed a remarkable managerial career and one which is up there with the very best Scotland has ever produced.
He was indeed: “… a thoroughly decent and honourable man; a man who despite proudly wearing his Rangers colours, managed to cut across the maelstrom of football rivalry in Glasgow and was a hugely respected figure on the green half of the city too.”
You can listen to an extract of my speech here and the full debate below.