Thursday, June 15, 2006
Jack McConnell's Chip on Shoulder
Don't you think I have done well so far not to drone on and on about the World Cup? No, I'll leave that to Alastair Campbell... Well, almost. I'm greatly looking forward to the England v Trinidad game this afternoon, but I think I shall have 9 holes of golf beforehand so calm me down. Hard life, isn't it?
In 1978 when England didn't get to the World Cup Finals I supported Scotland. In 1994 when they didn't get to the finals in the USA I was quite happy to support the Republic of Ireland. So why do some Scots have such a problem with supporting England seeing as their team hasn't made it? Even the First Minister Jack McConnell has said he'll support anyone but England. He's now facing flak because it could affect inward investment from England and tourism. The United Kingdom consists of four countries, each of whom I would support against any opposition. Isn't it a pity that some of our friends north of the border can't bring themselves to do the same?
And before the usual accusations of being anti-Scottish start flying, save yourselves the trouble. My name is spelled I A I N. My middle name is Campbell. I'm a quarter Scottish myself, my family comes from New Cumnock in Ayrshire and apparently Robbie Burns is an ancestor!