First time round with Joan McAlpine there was so much unionist misquoting and smearing that the use of the term “anti-Scottish,” about the concerted attempts of London based politicians to impose conditions on the referendum, was at least partly deflected. And Tom Harris with his comedic downfall helped to divert attention.
Mike Russell has now repeated the use of “anti-Scottish” to describe the Labour-Conservative attempts to end free university education in Scotland. There is a rational defence of the language he used, but it again provoked much wailing and gnashing of teeth on the part of the usual unionist suspects. [Read more…]