Jackson Curlew and President Richard Nixon (1970)

In an interview with the PA, yesterday, Scottish Conservative Branch Manager, Jackson Curlew was asked about the effects of the virus outbreak on politics in Scotland. He just shouted:

‘Say no to Indyref-21!’

Readers, I was shocked, both by his poor taste in these tragic times but also by a flashback to the Vietnam War in 1970, when President Richard Nixon, above, was asked what he would do about the disease caused by the toxic chemical defoliant, Agent Orange, that was spreading through both the civilian population and US troops. Without pausing, Nixon shouted:

‘No surrender. Bomb them into submission!’

President Richard Nixon wearing his ‘Friends of Agent Orange’ award sash in a secret visit to the garden centre which supplied the defoliant, in Larkhall Scotland, England (1975).