Cue a weekend rent by defensive and damning epithets – and a flurry of blog and media commentary, admiring each others outpourings, engaging in a sort of much extended mutual quotation. The shrill birds of Twitter are no doubt red hot from use. In the interests of cooling matters down, what could be more heatless than the Calman Commission?
As I mentioned on June the 2nd, the tribunal has reached its impartial conclusions and intends to hand down their judgement next Friday. Being cunning press manipulators, they decided to trail their ideas in the Scotsman. Or such would seem the obvious inference of that paper’s coverage, assuming David Maddox didn’t simply make it up.
Tragically for Calman & Co – nobody seems to have noticed.
Like Harriet Harman’s Single Equality Bill, these proposals are imperilled by the political atmosphere, and the groaning, juggernaut progress towards a Westminster General Election. In this frying-pan media atmosphere, with the fat spitting and hot, what luck that we Scots have this cooling, tepid squirt on hand!