If a Scottish audience had laughed and applauded the suggestion of dumping nuclear waste in England there would have been a BritNat media outcry of white-knuckled indignation. Ian Davidson and his horrible committee of self serving troughers would have been in their element, telling us what a disgusting bunch of foul racists we were, rejoicing at the deaths from radiation of hundreds of millions of Englishmen!
As it was it was only the other way round, so Dumblebum thought it was really funny, the audience clapped loudly and all was well with the cosy little world of the English and their broadcasting corporation, which we help to pay for.
Would that same English audience had clapped the funny old guy if he had suggested the USA should have nuclear waste that the English didn't want, would Dumblebrain found it so funny? Would it not have been considered rather bad taste?
Worse still, if it have been Pakistan, the lawyers would have been yelling in his earpiece to distance the BBC from the comment immediately, and in the final edit (remember this is recorded in the early evening and then edited for broadcast) mention of it, there would have been none. The editor obviously enjoyed the joke!
Personally I imagine the guy to be joking. He just thought he was a funny old fellow, but he managed in his little bit of wit, to suggest that the English, having got rid of the nuclear waste to Scotland, should "give them" (the Scots) their independence. Ho ho ho... hilarious! Well said old thing. Have a half of bitter.
Arrogant old bastard.
For your information mister, we don't need to ask the English for independence. Although some of them clearly think they are, they are not our keepers.