What a shower! Get set for Bobby Brexit
FOR those of us desperate to escape the nightmare of Brexit, the chairman of the Office for Budget Responsibility offered a ray of hope last week. Should the original Brexit vote be reversed by a second referendum, Robert Chote told Holyrood’s finance committee, it would be ‘like that scene in Dallas where the character gets out of the shower and it was all a dream’. But thanks to the current incompetent shower at Westminster, no scenario such as the TV soap scene with Patrick Duffy as Bobby Ewing, pictured, will ever allow the economy to pick up where it left off in the summer of 2016.
THE Act of Proscription banning Highland garb, enforced in the wake of Culloden, was repealed in 1782 – but does its spirit linger on? The Scottish Tories would have liked to proscribe spending £1,000 of public money on a tartan outfit for Greenock and Inverclyde Nationalist MSP Stuart McMillan who doubles, gratis, as the Holyrood piper. The Tory criticism provoked fellow Nationalist Tom Arthur, who raged: ‘Having stripped powers from our parliament, the Tories now appear to be going full on, postCulloden, and attacking its tartan.’