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.