Interesting reactions in the Herald’s comments site to Gordon Brown’s decision to retire from front line politics. 32 years in Parliament, Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer, victor of the referendum, ender of Alex Salmond's Career holder of a 30,000 majority but. Some Herald readers it seems 'kent his faither' and they try to traduce his achievements with obnoxious criticisms, these are the cretins that we associate with the phrase which welcomes visitors to Scotland, “you’ll have had your tea”. Scotland must have some of the meanest nasty pinch faced characters in the world. He is regarded world wide as one of the great statesmen and politicians of our times except in the country of his birth by the knuckle dragging nationalists. No doubt they are ‘boaking’ in to their sporrans at the memory of ‘Irn Broon’ kicking their ‘erses’ at the climax of the referendum where he strode the land swatting nationalists like flies and looking like a giant among snp pygmies.
The truth of the matter is that these people are actually pretty dumb and do not see how toxic and embarrassing they are. The fact that Brown has strode the political stage for such a long time and to such effect is not what winds them up the most. He is renowned worldwide, he is one of the cleverest men of his generation, He is 100% solid Labour and 100% solid Scottish. The hatred felt for him by nationalists comes from that last point about his Scottishness, they simply regard anyone who is not a Scottish nationalist with hatred and when that great Scotsman Brown is opposed to nationalism their rage becomes unmanageable. I hope he will be around for a long time to come and I hope he will continue to cast his giant shadow over Scottish nationalism and it’s totalitarian and racist ideals.