Humphries asked him if he, like the leader of the opposition, Ed Miliband, had changed his energy supplier.
He replied: "I live in Downing Street"
The implication was, I guess, that these things don't concern him because he lives in a grace and favour home. He might also have said, 'I'm stinking rich, a few extra thousand a year on heating doesn't bother the likes of me. I'll not be freezing to death'.
On reflection though, I bet he wishes he could have that 2 minutes over again!
He's not the only one who suffered from "Foot in Mouth" though.
In a debate between the two Blairs at Dundee University, on the single British currency, Mr McDougall insisted that UK ministers were not stupid (an amazing statement on its own given virtually ALL of their policies). His words were that, they (UK ministers) would not act against Scotland until Scotland was confirmed in the union. They apparently aren't stupid enough to fall into that trap. I hope he was excluding IDS and Hunt from that particular accolade!
So from the mouth of the head of the Better Together campaign we hear an implied threat that UK ministers WILL act against Scotland if we vote no and thus confirm ourselves in the union. He obviously doesn't consider the removal of air bases as acting against the country. You have been warned.
Poor old McDougall. He really needs to get more rest.
And talking of debates between yes and no, I was pleased to see this comment from Joe Tallo on "Scotland's Big Debate on Facebook. He was talking about the Abertay University debate between Stewart Hosie MP and Baron Robertson of Gaelic Doesn't Exist on the Island of Islay. He asked people to share it, listen and learn... one man with facts, the other with gibberish.
And on a final note...