Gillian Crawford or Bowditch whose pessimistic writing on an independent Scotland’s economic prospects has had such a negative reaction in the last few days surprises with her self-perception as, first, an optimist and then just a storyteller. Her Twitter motto is ‘Live without fear’…..of writing nonsense?
Gavin Esler’s quick assessment of her long and detailed ‘analysis’ as simply ‘vacuous’ was about right.
Wings’ 2016 assessment of her work as ‘dull’ and ‘brainless’ reinforces the view.
In the 143 published articles listed in MUCK RACK for her there is no mention of supply chains, buying power, economy, economics, trade or business. The only mention of chains is on the website for her jewellery business.
So, vacuous, but is it even hers?
Is she just doing what she clearly thinks she does best, telling a story on behalf of propagandists in some Westminster team charged with undermining the case for Scottish independence?
If she really wrote it and believes in it, she’d be fighting back against the critics.
She hasn’t even posted in on her twitter feed: https://twitter.com/GillianBowditch
So, it’s not really hers?