Huttonian is not sure what to make of this little item from The Scotsman of 21 March. Is this species (new to
me) any relation to the Earls Court whin****s A****ies? Why are they news worthy-even on page 2. Are there not W***ers enough this side of the Border without publicising their doings in the Big Smoke? Is this another example of the sort of victim mentality common amongst certain minorities in these Islands including one which runs the place for goodness sake. When you have a PM who is a 'white Scot' and a PM in waiting who is a native son who are the victims then? W***ers of the World unite you have nothing to lose except your aster***s!AS THE sun sets on the Scottish Raj, the spat between Jeremy Paxman and "attack dog" Dr John "Rover" Reid has drawn attention to a mongrel breed, the WLW Scots.
While Paxo was sneering at Rover, suggesting he might be related to Bob Doolally because he snarled at him in the studio, what has not received quite so much attention was Rover’s description of Jeremy as a "West London W***er".
Our man in west London tells us: "This has only created multiple offence if not an identity crisis among those of us who are both."
He tells us that one of the breed, Ian Macdonald complained to his local paper.
"As a London Scot who also qualifies as a ‘West London W***er’, I felt left out of your two features sending up these loathsome species. But then I noticed that Kirsty Young is in the same boat as me."
He continued: "The concept of a West London W***er is a very imprecise piece of social stereotyping considering the literati of Holland Park have little to do with the Sloanes or the trustafarians.
"I have spent so much of my life in London, I wouldn’t feel Scottish unless I was frequently reminded of the fact. Is name-calling the only way to keep order in the city?"
Meanwhile Sandy Pratt*, a Kentish Jock and former head of school at Fettes College, who now lives in Bromley, seems to have lost faith in how far the old school tie will stretch. "Will the sun ever set on the Scottish Raj? The answer is ‘no’, but I am disappointed not to have been appointed (yet) to some high office by Mr Blair." There’s time yet, Sandy.
* I take it this is his real name and not a wind up? Blog-ed