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Scottish finance secretary quits over alleged messages to teenage boy

London (CNN)Scotland's Finance Secretary Derek Mackay resigned on Thursday over a report in Scottish media that he had been sending hundreds of messages to a 16-year-old boy. His resignation came hours before he was due to deliver next year's budget. Mackay apologized in a statement Thursday, saying he took "full responsibility" for his "foolish" actions. "I apologize unreservedly to the individual involved and his family. I spoke last night with the First Minister and tendered my resignation with immediate effect," he said. "Serving in government has been a huge privilege and I am sorry to have let colleagues and supporters down," he added. The Scottish Sun first reported the story and published the full text exchanges with the boy, whom ...
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