Just a quickie while the kids are in the shower. Our Man is deep undercover in Falkirk (about halfway between Edinburgh and Glasgow, but then everything is in Scotland) when he happened to catch the BBC evening news top story. It was a milk-the-story piece about the release of the Lockerbie bomber (yes, they are still talking about that up here) and they had got some Catholic bishop lecturing the US on forgiveness and telling them to butt out of Scottish politics. A few thoughts:
1. Can you trust the opinion of a bloke who believes good people go to the good place in the sky and bad people go to a bad place and all the rest of it.
2. As Our Man's (Scottish) host said, he'd have more sympathy for the US position if he thought the bomber was remotely guilty as charged.
3. It's comforting being able to understand what everyone is saying again, but still not understand what's going on.