THOUGHT NOTStarting shortly on STV will be Iain Macwhirter's "Road to Referendum.
The programme has caused considerable controversy with The Noble and Gracious Baron, the Lord ffoukes of Cumnock, who considers that Iain should not be allowed to present the programme alone. His Nobleness feels that Macwhirter should have a unionist co-presenter.
I'm not sure of what Iain Macwhirter's real politics are. He has of late written some fairly pro independence pieces, but, by the same measure he has been highly critical of independence in other articles. However His Lordship, perhaps touting for the job himself, protested to STV.
STV treated His Grace's complaint in what he described as "a cavalier fashion" (as opposed to a roundhead fashion, I suppose) prompting the Baron to complain to Ofcom, which decline to look into the matter.
The trouble with complaining about every little thing from the colour of the trains (set under Labour, had you but known it) to what the First Minister got from Christmas, your Georgness, is that no one takes you seriously any more. Most people have jobs to do, and need to get on and do them, and not mess with malicious complaints from an ex-junior politician with a reputation for making trouble for the sake of it, and with plenty of time, at taxpayers' expense to do just that. £300+ a day tax free...cheap food and, most of all, cheap booze! Yummy!
Mr Macwhirter has warned the blue blood that he may find himself in court if he doesn't wind his aristocratic neck in, and stop bumping his lordly gums.
In other news, the Herald reports on Captain Darling:“Former Labour chancellor Alistair Darling, who chairs the anti-independence Better Together campaign, is to speak at a fringe event of the Scottish Conservatives conference in Stirling on Saturday.
"He will launch the Forces Together – a network of former UK Armed Forces Personnel and their families who believe that Scotland is stronger as a part of the UK.”
Ah, so Alistair is getting forces involved, is he...at the Tory conference?
Ready to mount an attack on us if we vote the wrong way and jeopardize his Lordshipness (with £300+ a day tax free + cheap food and booze)?