‘Confrontation and Escalation!’ Herrod’s Tom Gordon does really funny spoof piece as Nicola and Leo DON’T have a ‘square go’

Right, that’s good. So, we draw Boris into this and tell the press it’s the Codpiece War!

Here’s the Independent’s headline:

‘We are going to be sensible’ – Taoiseach on Rockall row after Sturgeon meeting

So, the FM and the Taoiseach met and, unlike Boris with the French, didn’t call each other ‘turds?’ I can see it now; the warm eye contact, the smiles, the handshakes, the shared shrugs when they talk about those balloons in the UK government. So, Tom Gordon’s first draft is:

‘Scottish and Irish leaders agree to meet and sort-out access to Rockall fishing waters’

Hmm, for some reason, the editor (24) seems unhappy with it. OK, how about this?

SCOTLAND and Ireland are to step up efforts to resolve their territorial dispute over Rockall, after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar raised the issue face-to-face with Nicola Sturgeon. The pair agreed to an “intensive process” involving ministers to defuse the row by the end of July, escalating an issue currently handled by officials.

Herrod Editor (24):

‘Ah much better Tom. Our readers will click on this bait, like cod around a rocky outcrop!

Right, that’s good. So, we draw Boris into this and tell the press it’s the Codpiece War!

 

5 thoughts on “‘Confrontation and Escalation!’ Herrod’s Tom Gordon does really funny spoof piece as Nicola and Leo DON’T have a ‘square go’

  1. gavin June 29, 2019 / 9:32 am

    I enjoy reading views contrary to my own, but Gordon is just a mouthpiece for Davidson and Fraser and the latest whining from our wanna-be rulers.

    He also has a wee knocking piece about the Citizens Assembly. All that was required was the truth, that the Ruthie party and Wee Wullie’s Dumbs don’t want Scots discussing anything to do with Scotland, never mind having a vote on it.

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  2. Marlene Halliday June 29, 2019 / 10:38 am

    I’m hearing that Leo offered Nicola full and complimentary access to Irish Embassadorial facilities and transport on any future foreign trips. It’s true! The pair of them were giggling at the FCO / Hunt scowls that will produce. 😂🤣😂🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇨🇮

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  3. John June 29, 2019 / 11:08 am

    Tom Gordon , as a Unionist mouthpiece he has to concoct up stories to do the SNP down , he is now an expert at it . Does anyone take him seriously as a journalist? , no , they do not !

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  4. Alasdair Macdonald June 29, 2019 / 10:04 pm

    On a separate, but slightly related matter concerning media bias:

    As you know, it is now 20 years since the Scottish Parliament reconvened and there was a formal ceremony at Holyrood. Despite my republican proclivities it was right, as things stand, that this should be attended by the head of state.

    On the BBC Scotland radio news on Saturday evening after ‘Off the Ball’ had ended, there was a news bulletin which, amongst other things, reported on the ceremony at Holyrood.We were told what the Queen had said and what the First Minister said in reply. Then, we actually heard quite a long recording of what Ms Ruth Davidson, the COLONEL, herself, actually said.

    I have looked at the BBC website report of the event. Most of the space is devoted to the Queen, which is what would be expected since it is a ceremonial event. There is a lot about the people who attended the event – for example, young people born on the day the Parliament re-convened – and about the various people, such as Jackie Kay, who performed. We were told what the Presiding Officer said – again, correctly, because he is the head of the Parliament. There was a fair amount of what the FM said and there were roughly equal sized pieces about what the leaders of the Greens, LibDems, Labour and the Tories said. The Colonel only featured in a small part, no more than Patrick Harvie or Richard Leonard, which is how it should be since this was a non-party political event.

    So, someone who has editorial control over the bulletin decided that the Colonel should be given a puff. BIAS? PARTISANSHIP?? Aye! Too f***in right it was!!!

    This came two days after Newsnight’s special on 20 years of Holyrood presented by Kirsty Wark, which included a hostile interview with the FM, a chat with he china Jack McConnel, then SEVEN Tories including the Colonel were interviewed – no Lib Dems (who have actually been in Government at Holyrood), no Greens, no Scottish Socialists (who once had 6 seats). Of all these groups only the Tories were opposed to establishing Holyrood and were the only ones to support the recent ‘power grab’, yet they get the lion’s share of a programme on Holyrood. BIAS????? Aye – all these pro-independence sites have been telling us about it for more than 5 years.

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