When a friend of TuS shared the above with me, I must admit to being unaware of Mrs Bowditch. Bowditch? A less appealing version of Bo Derek?
As always, I went a-googling and up popped this marvellous demolition of Bowditch, in Wings Over Scotland, August 2016:
It opens with:
Dismayingly often, the thing that irritates us the most about the Unionist press lying to its readers isn’t the fact that they’re doing it, but the fact that they do it so insultingly badly. As an illustrative case in point, here’s the Sunday Times’ reliably dull-witted Scottish columnist Gillian Bowditch.
Marvellous words. I read that and forgot about the Times piece today.
He did her before that, as ‘reliably brainless columnist Gillian Bowditch, who’s rarely found wanting when “SNP BAD!” is called for.’
She does seem to be reliable at least.
For my own tuppence-worth, how has Ireland done so well?