Wednesday, 19 January 2011
'Scottish Politics Could Do With a Good Laugh'
So says Alan Cochrane in today's Telegraph. He's rooting for 'Gorgeous' George Galloway in May's Holyrood elections. Fair enough I thought, both men are Dundonians and Dundonian males are a strange breed.
However, that's not his reason at all. Mr Cochrane is a staunch unionist, a very staunch unionist. His article this morning is anything but altruistic. It sound more like a desperate plea to keep his job.
While it may appear flippant to say so, it is such commodities that help keep those of us in the cheap seats in business.
Does the term 'cheap seats' mean they're for second-class journalists?
In the comments section there are some stotters. A couple of quotes:
Oh you are a one beardie! We get a cracking laugh every Thursday as we watch Elmer Fudd empty his magazine into his feet as he is skilfully and ruthlessly exposed by the debating skills of the indefatigable Alex Salmond.
"The London media, which knows nothing and cares less about Scottish politics..."
I am reading this in the London Daily Telegraph, yes?
Aye Mr Cochrane, Scottish politics could do with a good laugh. I have one every time I read your column.