A totally patronising, inaccurate and superficial view of the Megrahi issue from Michael Portillo, failed Tory politician. "The little Scottish government would not have dared ... to take such a decision ... without being pushed by this Government."
An equally patronising view of devolved government by a Labour woman - whose name I can't be bothered to find out. Devolved administrations " ... don't always understand how significant some of their decisions are."
There speak two archetypal representatives of a failed political culture and structure and a discredited, dying United Kingdom. In their little Westminster village, and blinkered media bubble, they are completely unable to understand the feelings, aspirations and significance of other countries such as Scotland.
No wonder the Egyptian revolution caught such people in the UK Government and diplomatic services with their collective knickers down.
And Andrew Neil, a Scot, sat there and swallowed the insults, with only the most feeble of rebuttals. This is what UK politicians and their media hacks think of Scotland, the Scots and their elected government.
Reach for your forelock, smile ingratiatingly, Scots, or for God's sake stand up and do something about it on May 5th - and beyond.