In the latest attempt to get a scalp, the evil wee axis of Tories, Labour and Lib Dumbs, combined forces to try to get one of the more respected politicians around.
It’s the sort of thing that has turned out well for us all before, like the repeal of the offensive behaviour at football legislation which was clearly misjudged. I mean, honestly, how often do football supporters ever cause trouble?
In the 18th paragraph after the Tory case is repeated we get:
Mr Swinney contended that the government had published the advice to counter “outlandish allegations” of conspiracy, and had provided everything the committee had asked for.
Then in the 23rd paragraph of 24 paragraphs in total, we get the truth:
The Green co-leader said the process had become “shabby political theatre”, with opposition members chiefly interested in “winning a political scalp”.
Despite knowing the above, BBC Scotland went with:
John Swinney survives vote of no confidence at Holyrood
People who read the BBC headline said:
Ah, no smoke without fire?
He’s not as nice as he seems.
With the help of Whattheyactuallysaid.com, we’ve put together some alternative accurate headlines for BBC Scotland:
Quite easy really?