When I saw that, my instant reaction was:
‘A Scottish Labour politician criticises someone in the context of education? I bet he’s been embarrassed before by his lack of educational prowess?’
Readers will remember, Richard Leonard and James Kelly stumbling over something taught in primary school.
Sweeney was a virtual reality engineer of some sort, so good at maths, if not the real world, eh?
I found this, suggesting not, among the forensic files of Wings:
“For example, had the Tory vote not increased in the way it did at the last general election, Labour would have taken every seat in Glasgow from the Scottish National Party.”
We’re not even sure that Sweeney himself could tell you what that absurd gibberish is supposed to mean. Had the Tory vote not increased in Glasgow in 2017, it would of course have made precisely no difference to the SNP and Labour totals, and therefore the SNP would still have held every seat that they did in fact hold.
(Namely every one except Sweeney’s.)
The only way it’s possible to beat it into some kind of literal semantic sense is if you assume he means “if Tory voters had voted Labour instead we would have won”, which is plainly true of every election ever conducted anywhere – if everyone voted for different parties to the ones they actually voted for, the winners would be different.
Hands up if you miss this sort of stuff from Wings?