The self-identifying ‘liberal, progressive, leftist-a-wee-bit, quality’ newspaper which always reverts to loyalism in time of threat such as the Iraq War in 2003 or Scotland’s independence referendum in 2014, headlines David Davis, yes David Davis, well know former commando who always wears pants these days, I’m told.
Davis did not, of course generate the headline which most Scots would reasonably, at first, think meant he was making the cased for greater powers for the Scottish Government, perhaps even independence.
But, no, it’s about ‘strengthening the impartiality of the civil service.’ so that the Scottish Government can better investigate cases such as that of the former First Minister.
Irony? Irony? You couldn’t make him up.
One, the First Minister had to choose her senior civil servant from a wee list of candidates chosen by the UK civil service head and approved by MI5. Impartiality was not on the list of criteria for appointment.
Two, irony? Davis pretends empathy for Salmond when he is at the heart of that establishment so determined to get the former FM for his part in opposing the Iraq War and humiliating Blair, the Attorney General, the MOD and MI5/6.
Here’s the best bit:
Davis told MPs: “I have it on good authority that there exists from 6 February 2018 an exchange of messages between civil servants … suggesting that the first minister’s chief of staff [Leslie Evans] is interfering in the complaints process against Alex Salmond.
Of course she was. That’s what she was appointed to do. Duuuh!
Footnote: ‘Evans is married to Derek McVay, production manager for Jamiroquai‘ and he’s an SNP activist so he can’t be MI5 because they’ve never been able to penetrate dangerous activist groups like, say, the IRA. No wait….