I think I'm right in saying that my segment was filmed literally a couple of weeks after the independence referendum, so it's an interesting reminder of what was going through my head during that period. Given that George Galloway has been in the news recently, this is the observation that leaps out -
"You also can look at the statements that the London parties made during the referendum...George Galloway, who normally you wouldn't think he was speaking on behalf on anyone but himself, but in fact he was the official designated representative of Better Together [in the televised debate at the Hydro], and he specifically said that not only was Devo Max on offer, but something that he called Devo Supermax. I mean, if Devo Max is commonly defined as the devolution of everything apart from foreign affairs and defence, the mind boggles as to what Devo Supermax is, but certainly that's what George Galloway promised, and nobody from Better Together said 'actually, he spoke out of turn, that doesn't apply', so that is a pledge they made. I think what we've now got to do is keep them to the promises that they made. Whether they intended to make them or not, what they said is on the record."
This begs just one very simple and devastating question, which doubtless the fearless mainstream media will be persecuting Galloway with during the campaign to come - "WHERE'S OUR DEVO SUPERMAX, GEORGE?"
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There are newspapers and broadcasters who suggested that RBS remaining headquartered in Edinburgh was more important to national prestige than independence. They have, to put it mildly, some explaining to do on the day RBS becomes "National Westminster" at the stroke of a pen.— James Kelly (@JamesKelly) July 22, 2020
2014: "If you vote Yes then RBS will leave".— That's Dr Mo' Flo' Mojo to you (@MoFloMoJo) July 22, 2020
2020: RBS ceases to exist.
Just in: halfway across the Boris bridge will be an artificial 'Union Island' with a maternity ward, where patriotic mothers will go to ensure their babies aren't born as Scottish, or English, or Irish, or Welsh - just British and nothing else. #OurPreciousUnion— James Kelly (@JamesKelly) July 22, 2020