Ex-Cambodian leader, Pol Pot, last night insisted that he is more popular than Scottish Labour Leader, Iain Gray.
Despite having wiped out 20% of the Cambodian population through "genocide" and having been dead for 10 years, the mass murderer claims to have received a higher poll rating in a recent opinion poll in East Lothian, the heartland of Gray's power base.
"People thought I had better plans for the Labour party in Scotland. I want to get everyone working in the paddy fields which I will establish in central Edinburgh and people will only get enough rice to feed them and their families, the rest going to my collective."
"I estimate that only just over one million will starve but people seem to prefer that to the crackpot policies of Gray's Labour Party and anyway they like my cheeky wee smile and my ability to make a witty quip", he added.
Fortunately for the people of Scotland, Alex Salmond's SNP are still riding high in the polls. When asked to comment a spokesman for the First Minister said "Iain Gray, WHAT A FUDD"!