‘Scot of the Year? Not once has he [David Mundell] stood up for Scotland’ (Paul Kavanagh)
‘Surgeon’s difficult balance: Go Green or get in bed with the Tories’ (Paul Kane)
Since my earlier attacks on the supposed ‘critical friends’, I’ve had a lot of flak from other independence supporters. My suggestion that self-declared, happy to be associated (?), ‘BBC Community Reporter 2012-Present’, Kirsty Strickland who wrote: ‘Why anti-BBC billboards are a terrible idea before indyref 2’ should be concentrating on the main target and not attacking the Inform Scotland billboards. Also, in a piece mildly sympathetic to the BBC, she should have declared her current connections with them (see ref below). This even resulted in accusations of sexism! That’s just stupid. I’ve read her many other articles on women’s rights and can recommend them fully. This is not personal. See the Linkedin details below. I’ve had several much more polite, reasoned and very long comments but I’m not reading them. I’ve got better things to do with my limited energies. If you must know, I want to do a textual comparison of STV and BBC reporting on this alleged NHS ‘crisis’ and associated mania. For some reason, I sort of want to spend my time arguing about why the SNP leadership are so kind to the Queen. That really pisses me off but I know I’d be better sticking my head up my own arse, as some ‘critical friends’ do, for all the good it would do at the moment
Today, 29.10.16, in the National, we had the above two stories, both pretty long but in the case of Pat Kane’s, bloody long! I skimmed it and noted the final, ‘This one [conversation] starts now!’ Aye right, so it does. Haven’t people been talking about this for some time long before Pat pressed his starter to launch the national (not just the newspaper of that name) debate? Was that just a wee bit ‘heid-the-baw?’ Anyway only 20% at most read beyond the headlines. How many read the whole thing especially massive pieces like this on the third Heathrow runway and how it might affect the SNP? Damn few is my guess. Book a telephone box for the focus group.
As always, the other Paul is in dogged pursuit of the real target, now that Labour has died, the Scottish Tories. Like most wee terriers he can’t take his eye off the ball.
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