EXCLUSIVE: Are the Herald and the Tusker becoming ‘bedfellows?’

Do they think ‘duplicitous’ mean ‘duplicating?’

Ironically, as the Tusker‘s readership falls for the third month in a row, the Editor, perhaps compensating, claims greater influence in Scottish politics and in the MSM!

The Tusker claimed to have been the first (07.50am) to point to the ‘duplicity’ of the new Scottish Tory Leader’s boast that he was ready to vote to protect farmers and us from chlorinated chicken when he had already voted against an amendment to make its import impossible.

That morning Ross accused BBC Scotland’s Gary Robertson, who was giving him a hard time, shouting angrily that Robertson was getting his information from SNP cybernats! I claim that credit proudly unless some other SNP cybernat can prove otherwise. I am a member.

24 hours later, the Herald calls Ross ‘duplicitous’ and, immodest once more, I think who else, other than the Tusker, used that archaic word other than me?

Google seems to confirm my suspicion:

Before any suggest that Wings put the word in my head in January 2019, when reader Ken500 used the term of the Tories, I’ve been using it showily, of colleagues in education, since 1982. In the context of the Falklands War, the then US Secretary of Defence, General Alexander (don’t be vague) Haig, called the then UK Foreign Secretary, Lord Carrington, a ‘duplicitous bastard!

I’ve loved and cherished the description, using it at least once a year, since then.

Sad? Me?

5 thoughts on “EXCLUSIVE: Are the Herald and the Tusker becoming ‘bedfellows?’

  1. I remember Haig using that expression and he was right.
    Sums up Tories in one word,although I could think of a number of others.


    1. I remember it, too. It was at the height of the Thatcher/Reagan mutual appreciation society. It was noteworthy that she did not leap to her Cabinet member’s defence. She did not like Carrington very much. Indeed, she did not like many of her cabinet other than Cecil Parkinson.


  2. No need to use such big fancy words in describing such
    One word suffice and instantly explains who and what they are
    Why a book
    When a chapter suffice
    Why a chapter if a page does the job
    Why a page if a verse will do
    Why a page when a verse effective
    Why a verse when Just one word paints the complete picture
    And in this case just one word does so



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