Brains Taylor, on a free transfer to the Herald, writes as he spoke, with affected ostentatious flatulence.
He opens with:
SOME conversations stand out. It may be a significant disclosure – or a remark which subsequently acquires importance. It may be a single, startling phrase, recollected in tranquillity. To be frank, most chats are not of that nature. Rather, they are ephemeral, transient. All week, however, one past conversation has come, unbidden, to my mind. This dialogue took place after Alex Salmond was charged with a range of sexual offences, but before he was cleared in court. Before, indeed, his trial had opened. My interlocutor said calmly: “Alex is entirely confident he will be acquitted. And then watch out.” The consequence, according to my contact, was that there would be significant repercussions for those who had instigated the accusations. The talk, even then, was of conspiracy.
I can just hear him enunciate, sh-free, ‘significant repercussions for those who had instigated the accusations.
Like many others today, he’s feasting on what he supposes is the decaying corpse of the SNP, but it’s pure wish fulfilment.
Ipsos MORI told us yesterday, from their survey of 1036, only 5, less than half of 1% thought the Alex Salmond enquiry was an issue which will be very important to them in helping them to decide which party to vote for.
And, a range of sexual offences? He makes it sound like a shop display.
Must go. Something has come, unbidden, to my mind.