Best Scot at Westminster
After the Herald’s Scottish Politician of the Year Awards we held a Friday night competition on Twitter asking ‘Can anyone name a single thing he’s done for Scotland?’
There were 22k views of that tweet and the answers included:
‘500 brace of grouse and a couple of beaters’ @haikuthenoo
‘He sells Xmas trees in Dumfries and Galloway’ @linuspoint
‘Jack shit’ @gaf_young
‘Farted auld lang syne’ @KonovMaureen
‘Given Edinburgh a building to focus protests on’ @crgn
‘Is fuck all a thing?’ @fundilymundelly
Followed by quit a lot of No, Nada, Zilch, Nothing.
The only thing that anyone (such as @anne_mummag @TedOakley) could agree that he had done was to block the GRR bill.
So – whatever your view on that – the only thing anyone could come up with out of over 20k readers was that Alister Jack had overturned legislation passed by a majority with cross-party support in our devolved parliament.
I suppose the question remains whether the Herald does this as a joke, a provocation, for clickbait or their panel genuinely believes this? Hard to say what is worst.