Having quizzed its readers the Herald
discovered that no less than one-third thought that the paper was in
favour of self-government. That confirms
my suspicion that its readers turn to
the "Letters to the Editor" and ignore the editorials.
One very intelligent man said to me recently "When I have
read the letters I throw the thing away."
The British Broadcasting Corporation or the Anglo-Saxophone.
For days now the English West Indies cricket match has been the main
feature of radio and television. Even the certainty of Englandís defeat
is no consolation. "Englandís only hope lies in the prospect of
rain" is the latest verdict... - My
only hope coincides with Englandís.
At the entrance of the BBC in Glasgow there is a bust of C. M. Grieve.
I once said that someday on the same basis there would he a bust of Karl
Marx on the altar of St Peterís in Rome. Since then there has been a
CatholicóMarxist coalition in South America. Why not? Both Karl and
Jesus were messianic Jews (with no offence
intended to Marxists or Christians!)
The disappearance of the "Scottish" Daily Mail reminds me of
the oldest maiI in the
village. When asked by the local reporter ó
your chief thought on
your 100th birthday?"
"I have not an enemy in the
"What a beautiful thing to say!"
"Yes, I have attended the funerals of the whole bloody lot of