In response to Paul T Horgan: Want to slay Salmond’s tartan dragon? Want to preserve the UK? Vote Conservative, Odo Saunders wrote:
The sturgeon has been described as a primitive fish because it is one of the few surviving species from the Palaeozoic and Mesozoic periods. What is more frightening about this species is that it feeds chiefly on small invertebrates. Sound familiar? When the so-called political commentators talk about the possibility of a “Rainbow Coalition” being formed after May 7, they should be very careful about what they wish for. Not only could La Sturgeon easily gobble up the smaller fry such as Plaid Cymru and the Greens, she might easily devour Mr Ed because not only does he not have a backbone, but also appears to lack cojones!!
This morning’s Breakfast Show on Radio Five “gets much worse” Live was busily debating the television debate involving the leaders of the main Scottish political parties. Even though Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, was deemed to have made a good showing, particularly against Jim Murphy, the leader of the Scottish Labour Party, all the talk was about La Sturgeon, even though she courted controversy regarding the possible date of the next Scottish referendum.
Willy Renwick, the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, as well as Davidson and Murphy, were barely given a mention!
Has the BBC given up any hope of there being a majority Labour Government after May 7, and the only salvation left for the Islington left and the BBC is for there to be an informal coalition of the Labour Party and the SNP?
Nicky “Gameshow” Campbell was desperately trying to steer the debate in this direction, with the result that nothing was said or analysed about the policies of the other main Scottish parties. The BBC is meant to be a national broadcaster and is therefore under an obligation to maintain fairness by putting forward all the competing political views in an impartial and fair manner. This it singularly failed to do this morning. Time for the revocation of the iniquitous licence fee?
It is interesting to note that the sturgeon is a “royal” fish and when captured in British waters, it falls within the prerogative of the Crown. Does this mean that La Sturgeon could be arrested for treason on account of her desire to break up the United Kingdom?