He’s back again, taking turns with Macwhirter, to predict the end of the First Minister. As with his pal, the language skirts the fringes of misogyny and sado-masochistic erotica.
Gordon, unlike Macwhirter, avoids suggesting she is like a headmistress but instead goes for that dark dom, Darth Vader, to describe her.
There was I thinking, Princess Leia.
Anyhow, to business, the SNP collected money from its members to fund a second independence referendum then spent some of it on other things.
That does sound wrong and it should investigated.
But, they didn’t take money from right-wing, Unionist, dark forces in Northern Ireland to then overspend on campaigning in a Scottish election, like Ruth Davidson did. Did Gordon seek a grinding for Ruth? She too loved the notion of Nicola getting a ‘doing’ from Andrew Neil or the SNP getting a ‘kicking’ in elections.
And, they didn’t use taxpayer’s money allocated for research into pandemic measures and divert some of it into research for an anti-independence campaign, like Michael Gove did: https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/pressure-on-michael-gove-over-covid-money-spent-on-union-poll-ahead-of-scotland-visit-3288113
Or give Covid money to a pal as Gove did: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/dark-money-investigations/michael-gove-broke-law-over-covid-contracts-high-court-rules/
Or divert Covid recovery cash to rich Tory areas as Gove did: https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/politics/government-accused-of-diverting-coronavirus-relief-cash-to-richer-tory-councils-with-lower-infection-rates-189118/
Or divert cash from council schools to his ‘free schools’ programme as Gove did: https://www.lgcplus.com/services/children/gove-diverted-cash-from-council-schools-lib-dems-claim-12-05-2014/
No, I’m not going to use Gove and grinding in the same sentence, again.
Will the FM be ground down? History tells us no as opinion polls continue to reinforce her reputation for competence and trust.
Does Tom Gordon have no choice? Is he a hamster on a wheel?