We can see the Herald thought this was a worthy headline story:

A political row has been sparked after Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross missed a VJ Day service to work as a linesman at a football match. The Moray MP served as a linesman during a Scottish Premiership match between Kilmarnock and St Johnstone and was unable to attend a constituency event to honour WW2 veterans in Forres.

Bit of a no-brainer?

What did Good Morning Scotland’s panel think? The section was introduced with the notion that the newspapers are in ‘Silly Season‘ with nothing important to cover. The Ross story was mentioned but then ignored.

Why did he do it? Why did Dominic Cummings do it? Why did Boris Johnson do it? Self-centred, elitist, rules are for plebs, sociopathic? You choose.

UPDATED: Don’t know how I missed it but I did. Luckily reader Norm (NORM!!!) did not. See:


BBC presenter: And the Douglas Ross story, I suppose we just say… well we’ve got a picture of him… it’s not as if he’s hidden away…

Penny Taylor: Douglas Ross, new leader of the Tories in Scotland, who has always said that he would continue to referee football games, which is what he did before, evidently chose to referee a football game. Its striking to me that the Sunday Mail seems to have become the organ of the Corbynite faction in Labour, perhaps in Scotland at the moment. It seems to be running very specific pieces every week.

Worse than ignored, but blamed on Scottish ‘Corbynites’? Penny Taylor creating conspiracy theories on the hoof. Don’t do this often but going to complain that such drivel was broadcast.