Poor Wee eck, as the old second rate Ayrshire plagiarist once said “the best laid schemes o mice and men gang aft agley”. His Bannockburn scam crashed and burned, the flames could be seen for miles when someone decided to set fire to the unsold tickets and the red arrows turned up along the road a bit to rain further on his parade. The travelling tartan circus to the golf in America (accompanied by his private pianist) and the London Olympics brought nothing but scorn, the Scandal of the unpaid for ‘Tartan Breeks’ brought shame as well, it is a certainty that someone will commit it to song, if only Matt McGinn were still with us. The bogus legal advice on Europe, oh the horror, the horror, oh the polls, the polls, and so it goes.
Mr. Gunn, wee Eck’s minder shot his own toe off and Alex Neil, well Alex Neil, what can you say?. Health minister saves hospitals in his own constituency, caught by the smoking emails and spared by wee Eck as the whole squalid farce started to shake and spin. Then the cybernats, the key board wielding tough nuts, and now the bullying threats by the snp ministers to get industry to toe the line, shut it or else says Angus Robertson snp MP was there ever a more laughable bully than this guy?, still he has powerful friends and he knows where you stay right.
My favourite blunder however and there have been many was the ‘shakedown’ to grab the votes of the youngsters granted the vote by salmond beaming on them with kindness from one eye and calculation beaming from the other eye. This morning’s news reveals that the young voters saw through him like he was ‘Mr. Cellophane’ and the most embarrassing results look likely to be in salmond’s own backyard. High schools in Aberdeenshire where 11.500 young people were polled it came out NO 75% and YES 25%. Schools in Morayshire, NO 71% YES 29%. 72% NO and 28% YES following a hustings at Eastbank Academy in Glasgow, all universities who have held polls including Glasgows three have recorded big wins for the NO campaign. FM salmond has allowed his hubris to get the better of him yet again as he assumed the young people would be so naive as to vote for his snp pie in the sky schemes.
Not long to go and still time for No voters and people with English accents to invest in shutters for their windows.