Prime time TV is clearly where Tory MP Ross Thomson belongs

BY the time you read this, Scotland’s one-man hard Brexit campaign will have made his Question Time debut. As I write, I’m microwaving the popcorn, preparing my Ross Thomson bingo card and hoping this could be the start of something big for our man in the north-east.

Something big that takes him well away from politics, that is.

Surely that must be the long-term plan – clown around for a few years, grab a few headlines with batty pronouncements about domestic appliances and foreign marine life, then make a seamless switch to a lucrative telly career. The only alternative is that the Tory MP for Aberdeen South genuinely believes that he is the man best suited to representing the views of the 1.3 million Scots who voted to leave the EU. This despite the fact that just a month ago he released a bizarre video of himself spouting Better Together lines and munching provocatively on teacakes in his Union-flag-bedecked office to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the No vote.

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Published in The National on October 12 2018.

Published by Shona Craven

Writer, editor, talking head

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