Better Togethers Surrealist Turn
Douglas Alexander is frequently put forward as the thinking mans Unionist. He is, like his sister, credited with being the ‘great intellects’ of the Scottish Party. Whilst others like the Red Baron or ‘Raving’ Ian Davidson might rant on, Douglas is calm and reflective.
It’s a curious phenomenon though his speech-making being almost void of actual credible content and, on closer examination are revealed as akin to a Surrealist Manifesto. Witness his concept below that only within the Union can you have the freedom to support any football team you like. Damn him and his huge intellect for picking that up from the White Paper. The SNP were trying to sneak that through in the smallprint.
Are Better Together trying to induce some sort of free association trance as a desperate tactic in the war against independence? Watch this clip and reflect on that thought? It might also be worth Douglas considering the idea that you can support ‘Barcelona’ as an argument against self-determination. You can, of course. Just don’t approach their fan base for backing. I think they’ll be more Nou Camp than No Camp.
Alexander’s mind-twisting interview begs the question: is Dougie the Union’s Dali?