Excellent in that Boris was able to get the better of the odious Paxman by force of his adopted persona .
The tide has turned .
Later , on Newsnicht , we in Scotland were subjected to a hatchet job jointly on Conservatism and Euro-realism , in which the second Irish referendum was viewed through the prism of what lessons it should teach the Scottish electorate . The answer , of course , was that UKIP and the Conservatives were wild-eyed loons , the SNP were dangerous separatists and Labour was the people's only salvation .
How surprising .
What was surprising was a statistic one of the Irish Euro-drones came out with
the Irish Republic's per capita GDP is 40% greater than Scotland's .
That's Scotland with the oil ; and the industrial revolution ; and the financial services sector ; and the largest fishing industry in Europe ; and the oil .
The country which has soaked up much of Southern Ireland's excess population for the past century and a half , while being a mainstay of Britain and the Empire .
Scotland which lost 100,000+ in the First World War while Southern Ireland turned traitor and supported the Kaiser .
Scotland which contributed fully to victory in the Second World War , while Southern Ireland more or less openly sympathised with the Nazis .
What has Southern Ireland got ?
That's right , Euro-money out of our pockets .
Some would see this as reason for Scotland to declare independence and join in the Euro-gravy-train . I see it as evidence of the corruption and oppression of the European "Project".
A plague on it !