Brian Macwhirter’s troubled, borderline creepy, obsession with the First Minister resurfaces. Does she dress too well for him to relax? If she were more dowdy like his old Primary teachers in the 50s, would he be better able to take a telling from her?
Mature readers will understand. The data shifted, she shifted. We’re glad she did. It’s the kind of intelligent behaviour you don’t always get from politicians and which, judging by the many opinion polls, most Scots are deeply appreciative of having in a First Minister, whose actions might make a big difference in our lives.
Every time the data shift, the grey, chubby wee boys of the media pack and their wee pal Douglas, shriek:
‘No! You said we could! It’s no fair! You’re like a mean old heidie!
Brian does actually call her ‘the headmistress’. Note ‘mistress’ not ‘teacher’. What’s going on there Brian? Want someone to be firm with you?
Brian gives a list of seven new level zero conditions. Seven? He clearly thinks we won’t manage such a list. Is he struggling to remember even two things these days? I empathise. Write it down and put it in your wallet.
He grumbles that working at home ‘was supposed to end’ but ‘not any more.’ It’s no fair! I like my office!
Hasn’t he spotted the major paradigm shift in work triggered by this pandemic? Many are never going back to the same ways. Vast numbers can work at home, are happier and are more productive there. Bosses know it. Is he missing the office? Is he not coping with his own headmistress in the house? The old office bore-types will all be missing the opportunity to tell the youngsters how it was in their day, over and over again.
Arrange a riverside stroll and coffee with Brian Taylor or Tom Gordon or Lord Whatsit or the other Brians – Wilson and Monteith. Talk about your old headmistresses.
There’s more mad rambling about ‘goons at the border shouting at English tourists.’ Were there three on just two occasions?
Finally, but seriously, he seems to believe that Nicola doesn’t really care about us but is using this as an opportunity for Boris-bashing. I agree she is a politician, but if he thinks that is all she is, then his early experiences with headmistresses have made him a sad and bitter old misogynist.