I think we should give him his own TV show, on the state broadcaster, licence payer funded for the privilege, three prime time slots during the week and twice on a Sunday.
We’ll call It ‘Aye, but we’ll suffer for this good weather tomorrow” or just simply “Doomed”. A panel setting led by Gordon ‘optimistic’ Broon, a former Prime Minister-in-waiting who should have remained a Prime Minister –in-waiting. He can wheel in the likes of Baron Roulanish of Once a Socialist, Baron Foulkes of Cumnock, Baron Robertson of Port Ellen, Baron McConnell of Glenscorrodale, and several others, to tell us all how extremely bad, in fact disastrous, independence for Scotland would be, for them.
He might even invite on some genuine Tories. A wee regular I.M. Jolly style slot for London’s man in Scotland David Mundell would go down a treat, backing up Gordy’s entreaties of patriotic fervour for the croquet fields of Surrey and portents of a gloomy future in a North Britain where even the very plug in your bathroom sink would be too small to stop a week’s worth of rationed hot water running away. Aye, a regular show like that will see us at the ballot box by November and singing aboot Maclean’s freens fae Springburn by breakfast time the next day.
There surely cannae be many folk left in Scotland, rabid Hootsmon, Mail and Express readers excepted (and that tells you all you need to know) who believe anything that comes out of Gordon Brown’s mouth. He’s been wheeled out more often than “The Great Escape” on the Christmas telly schedule, and Gordon Jackson was better at delivering lines than he’ll ever be!
I think, during his most recent intervention, what he more accurately should have said about Scotland’s NHS was that ‘unless’ Scotland becomes independent the NHS will be in crisis in ten-years-time, rather than the other way around.
Remember Jimmy Reid’s famous quote when New Labour came to power. ” I came to realise that voting Labour wasn’t in Scotland’s interests any more. Any doubt I had about that was cast aside for ever when I saw Gordon Brown cosying up to Margaret Thatcher in Downing Street.” He wisnae wrong.
It’s like trying to escape quicksand trying tae get away from this lot of self-serving, vested interested in the British state, establishment figures. The first sign of a few steps further forward towards the inevitable day when Scotland returns to its rightful independent state and they are out there grabbing at our legs, pulling us down, keeping us down.
Enough. Get off. Away and chase yerself. Get out of the way. Your time has been. You and your pals have personally gained greatly. It is time for something completely different. It is Scotland’s time.