Is Herald’s David Leask one of Putin’s Russbots working to undermine Unionism in Scotland?


Leask(i) and his Russian minder David(ski) ‘Novochok’ Torrance(kova)

(c) Herald                                                                        (c) Torrance

Sources have revealed to me that, David Leask, Chief Reporter at the Glasgow, Wigan and Irvine Herald, is operating as an agent provocateur in Scotland’s political culture. Though at first sight seeming to be working against the independence movement, his bizarre interventions are actually designed to provide easy targets for lazier activists such as those working for the allegedly formerly Nazi sympathisers and more recently, EU-funded activists, at Fliegen Uber Schottland and Indyrefzwei.

Earlier hints of Leask’s Russian associations were revealed to illuminati, such as myself, in his name which is a not too clever shortening of Leaski. The Leaskis arrived in the UK in 1906 from the Constantiewaski Leaski Ovelest in Russia. Leask’s twitter ID is also, tellingly, @LeaskyHT. The HT refers to Hostile Takeover, the code-name for Putin’s strategy to penetrate Scottish Unionist media.

Footnote: The German word for agent provocateur is agent provocateur. I don’t think the French have a word for it. The Russian word is провока (pronounced ‘Murdo Fraser’)

Footnote: I have checked the BBC’s royal charter and just saying ‘sources’ is enough for any claim. Jenni Marra (skovich) has also kindly confirmed this for me.


14 thoughts on “Is Herald’s David Leask one of Putin’s Russbots working to undermine Unionism in Scotland?

  1. Contrary August 28, 2018 / 8:26 am

    Hahaha! Ah, what a brilliant piece 😀 and I admit to it bringing tears to my eyes at ‘pronounced Murdo Fraser’.

    That has definitely cheered up my morning, without even knowing what exactly Leaski has written except a headline of something to do with bots.

    Liked by 3 people

    • johnrobertson834 August 28, 2018 / 8:34 am

      Thank you. First(only) positive feedback of the day. I need more praise. Must have more………….

      Liked by 2 people

  2. johnrobertson834 August 28, 2018 / 8:35 am

    Is suggesting that someone’s writing has the same effect as Novochok, going too far?


  3. Iain Patterson August 28, 2018 / 9:43 am

    Point of order – The Slavic suffix “ova” denotes a female.
    Is you trying to further insult the great David Torrance?

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  4. William Henderson August 28, 2018 / 9:56 am

    Ye’re no’ takin’ thir folk as seriously as ye micht, John.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. John August 28, 2018 / 10:46 am

    Unionists will demanding transparency on this John , how many meeting did you have with your “source ” , when did you have them , where are the minutes . Not being a Unionist you brought a little sunshine into my day .

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    • johnrobertson834 August 28, 2018 / 12:29 pm

      Thanks, do you think the source being the other half of my left-handed Geminean mind will be a problem?

      Liked by 1 person

      • John August 28, 2018 / 3:36 pm

        Might be if Rhona Grant and Annie Wells get on your case 😁 .

        Liked by 1 person

  6. tcrosbie20 August 28, 2018 / 11:12 am

    Are you on the Whisky this morning Prof ? lol very subtle finish though 🙂


  7. Ludo Thierry August 28, 2018 / 11:55 am

    Je suis McBot! – Non – Je suis McBot!!

    Hi John – initially confused but mightily enjoyed your exposure of the McBots’ plots.

    Meanwhile in these days of Brexit gloom just thought I’d share the first brexit ‘dividend’ that I have been able to identify: see below snippet from HoldThefrontPage re. anticipated post-brexit newsprint shortages:

    The News Media Association says it is seeking assurances that the supply of newsprint after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.

    The trade body for the regional and national press has written to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy over concerns production of national and local newspapers could be disrupted after Brexit.

    The industry depends upon the import of newsprint for around half of its total supplies, the majority from the EU/EFTA states.

    (Just as long as the National and new Sunday National keep their supplies)

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  8. Gavin.c.Barrie August 28, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    Leaski it is then.

    Liked by 1 person

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