In the Herald today Andy Maciver, Director of Message Matters and a former Head of Communications for the Scottish Conservatives writes, with no mention of his baggage, of course:
TO WRITE about Scotland’s constitutional politics is to open oneself up for opprobrium. On a good day, that will just be from one side, although more often than not censure is in duplicate. Inasmuch as truth is relevant in the puerility of Scottish constitutional debate, I feel compelled to begin with my view on the matter.
Opprobrium? Puerility? Impressive vocabulary of the kind that makes one ponder on the writer’s need to impress one. Great writers keep it simple. I do.
Anyhoo, asleep? WTF? The dark forces of the Union are alive with energetic but evil intent. They’re everywhere Andy! You’ve been on Brewer. You must have seen them.
On testing in care homes or airports, Carlaw and Davidson have been fibbing frothily all over the BBC, Sky, Channel 4 and those wee Scottish rags.
Before that, we could read and watch everyday as attempts were made by that unholy coalition of private care home owners, the GMB and Richard Leonard to pin the deaths on Jeane Freeman.
At the same time we saw the same crew gleefully insist that there were shortages of PPE in Scotland when there were not and deny that Public Health England had stopped supplies to non-English care homes when it turned out later that they had.
The notion that the popularity of the FM and the SNP is based on their PR alone and not the all-too-real contrasts in pandemic management, has been repeated umpteen times in the Guardian, the Herald, the Scotsman and more recently in the Times, by the former BBC Scotland head of news, John Boothman.
From my perspective, the Unionists, fearing the SNP/Yes surge, are fighting back like cornered hyenas.
Now, Andy did you hear about this one?
Tell me, are you locked in the punch?
Andy are you goofing on Elvis? Hey, baby?
Hey, baby, are we losing touch?