The Scottish Mail on Sunday

Will Nats see red over oor Wil­lie?


HE is the Scot­tish school care­taker who is im­pov­er­ished, lives in a shack and is con­stantly an­gry at the world. So Dog can­not imag­ine why a YouGov poll found The Simp­sons’ Groundskee­per Wil­lie, left, was the fic­tional char­ac­ter peo­ple felt most likely to vote SNP. Pro­fes­sor McGon­a­gall, of Harry Pot­ter fame, was sec­ond – heaven knows the SNP could use some magic right now. SPEAK­ING of an­gry Nats, the Groundskee­per Wil­lie wing of the SNP has been rag­ing on­line at the Na­tional Trust for Scot­land, which ap­par­ently asked ten­ants not to em­bla­zon its beau­ti­ful build­ings with po­lit­i­cal ban­ners. As this was clearly a Union­ist plot, many of them an­nounced they were tear­ing up their NTS mem­ber­ship cards – which one sus­pects will en­cour­age the rest of the pop­u­la­tion to sign up. IT was per­haps a crude protest, but the voter who marked the box of Sandy Batho in Ed­in­burgh West with a pic­ture of a pe­nis should know that as the one sym­bol on the bal­lot pa­per it was judged to be a valid vote for the Tory can­di­date. And when Mr Batho was con­sulted he replied at once: ‘I’ll take it.’

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