GLASGA BELONGS TO ME.NO EXPENSE (S) SPARED '
It was not so long ago that a Scottish accent somehow conveyed an impression of probity and rock solid integrity. Indeed competence; Dr Cameron on Dr Findlay's casebook for example for the silver surfing generation. Or even our dear Prime Minister when he was the Chancellor. But now it doesn't. At least, to my ears, the Glaswegian burr in particular carries a different kind of message: Not the one he says but the one that goes 'I am on the make, So are my mates. Its within my rights. And I like it like that'
Or is it only Speaker of the Commons Michael Martin?
Now if he had a Borders Accent
We would want to trust him?
(I'll make an exception for Big Jim F, the well known Scottish Borders Councillor)
There have been other Glaswegians even in those halycon days when Scots were cool-Mc Cool in the vernacular with whom I had no trouble contemplating avoiding the barge pole approach.
Did some one say George Galloway?
Labels: Glaswegian Accent, Speaker Martin Expenses