Some snp/separatist/cybernats were going crazy about a member of the odious UKIP using the following insult.
"Scots r subsidy junkies whingeing like a trampled bagpipe" My initial reaction to this gibe was to laugh, because it is a 'good' insult and the image conjured up by it is funny, part of the rough and tumble of politics in fact, so I wrote the following to the one who was "black with rage" which The Glasgow Herald again refused to publish.
"This; in point of fact is quite a good line in invective and far funnier than your "intolerant tube" Michael Foot once described Norman Tebbit as a "semi house trained polecat" to booming laughter from all sides including Tebbit. Dennis Healy described being attacked by Geoffrey Howe as like "being savaged by a dead sheep" again unanimous laughter. Many Shinwell on the other hand crossed the floor and punched a Tory MP for calling him a "dirty little Polish Jew" and he was justified IMO, do you see the difference? The snp and you badly need to grow up and show some maturity, your reactions to this kind of insult only make you look needy, paranoid and childish. You spend quite a lot of time yourself in "the kitchen" Paul and you ought to be able to handle the heat by now"