This famous catch phrase from the 1930 film ‘Another Fine Mess’ pops into my mind on many an occasion and none more so than the daily lies we are subjected to by our elected politicians.
“we’re fighting for a mandate for a vote that won’t solve anything instead of using the mandate we actually do have to solve both Brexit and save Scottish Democracy. “
“There’s folk getting in an awful stooshie over the whole BBC Question Time rammy. For the record, include me out.”
“At least 80% of the turnover of the business I now run is generated in England, so it stands to reason that I spend a lot of time there. It’s a privilege, in fact, to do so. In fact, it’s from Yorkshire that I write this.”
“Isn’t it time you stood up for Scotland, as you promised.”
“Robert Burns is Scotland’s poet but he belongs to the world….I make no apologies for beginning my story about Burns not in Ayrshire, but in America.”
” OIC have bought three, small, unspoilt islands, and plan to proceed to despoil them by building wind turbines”
“In the end, it’s about how we see ourselves. It’s about pride. It’s about how we see ourselves.”
Participation in votes on programmes like ‘Strictly’ or ‘X Factor’ are massive and many also respond willingly to social media polls on everything from climate change to ‘do you remember Spangles?’ .
The question is no longer “should Scotland be independent” but is now “why on earth wouldn’t we?”