As it was revealed that the Lord Provost of Glasgow had been claiming massive expenses for heels, knickers and lipstick (the current one, not that Labour guy), the jackal journalists of Scotland’s NoMedia had a feeding frenzy on them.
The First Minister has agreed that she needed to reflect on spending taxpayers’ cash on beauty products but insisted that she is still an excellent provost. Leading academic and self-proclaimed anarcho-feminist, Professor John Robertson, has praised the First Minister’s intervention as ‘fair and balanced.’
On Wednesday, the good folk of Ayr turned up to BBC Scotland’s Debate Night to express their anger, at length, at taxpayers’ money going on underwear. As Brexit, war and urban violence raged around them (not actually in Ayr), they knew their priorities. Even the BBC host was mad as hell when he heard how much her expenses were compared to his.
Among several pieces savaging the Lady Provost, the Herald’s Neil Mackay put it all into his kind of perspective with:
Was Neil ever a Heidie? I was reminded of: ‘You’ve let the school down, you’ve let your parents down but, most of all, you’ve let yourself down.’
Catriona Stewart clearly lacks Mackay’s sensible, compassionate and proportionate judgement:
Just too many shoes?